Amcor announces US$25M investment for expansion and jobs

P&PC Staff
September 21, 2018
By P&PC Staff
September 21, 2018 - Amcor, provider of flexible packaging solutions, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million to upgrade its facilities in Madison, Wisconsin over the next year to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.

The planned investment includes the acquisition of new machinery and updates to existing infrastructure to enable expanded service offerings for customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and home/personal care markets.

“We are excited and proud to be growing in Wisconsin for our customers in North America, and to be investing in support of our winning teams and products,” says Amcor Flexibles Americas president Tom Cochran.

In August, Amcor also announced its intention to acquire the Neenah-based Bemis, which employs more than 4,500 employees in Wisconsin.

According to Amcor Flexibles Madison general manager Timm Goodmanson, the expansion is expected to result in a close to 50 per cent increase in employment at the plant.

In addition, Goodmanson says the project is also expected to bring more than 150 construction jobs to Madison spread across general contractors, subcontractors, and local and Wisconsin-based suppliers.

To fill more than 20 immediate openings, Amcor Flexibles Madison will host a job fair at the plant on Oct. 13. Current needs include both entry-level and highly skilled manufacturing positions.

“We are looking for more great team members to help us achieve our tremendous potential,” says Goodmanson. “We’ve got a great workforce, made up of people who are committed to safety, believe in delivering excellence for our customers and have real opportunities to grow at Amcor.”

As part of its commitment to the Madison community, Amcor partners with local organizations, such as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Development Board of South-Central Wisconsin to foster local economic growth and provide training, development and good manufacturing opportunities for residents.

Amcor's 33,000-plus staff generate more than US$9 billion in sales from operations that span about 200 locations in 40-plus countries.

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