The Australia-based flexible packaging company Amcor has reportedly announced that it is planning to invest over $25 million to expand and upgrade Madison, Wisconsin facility. Reports claim, the expansion would begin later this year and will continue into 2019.
Reportedly, the project includes upgradation of existing infrastructure and procurement of new machinery which would enable Amcor to extend its service offering for clients across different markets including food.
According to a press release, the company hosted a ground-breaking event at its Madison plant which marked the commencement of the expansion. The dignitaries present at the event included the President of Amcor Flexibles Americas Tom Cochran and the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch.
Cochran stated that Amcor is proud and thrilled to be growing its Wisconsin plant for its North American customers. Cochran further added that the company is also proud to be investing over $25 million to support the company’s products and winning teams.
General Manager of Amcor Flexibles Madison, Timm Goodmanson reportedly stated that the expansion is anticipated to increase employment opportunities at the site by about 50%. Amcor currently houses a great workforce that is committed to safety and delivering excellence to clients. The plant is looking for more such individuals who would help achieve the company’s tremendous potential and the job in turn would provide real growth opportunities to its employees, Goodmanson added.
For the record, Amcor announced in August that it plans to procure Bemis, an American rigid and flexible plastic packaging maker with a workforce of 4,500 individuals in Wisconsin, to grow its presence in the U.S. Additionally, the new project would also considerably expand Amcor’s footprint further across the nation.
Reportedly, Amcor Flexibles Madison would be hosting a job fair at its Madison office on 13th of October to fill 20 new job openings created by the expansion project.