Amcor to invest $25 million in upgrade to Madison (WI) flexible-packaging converting plant
The planned investment includes the acquisition of proprietary new machinery and updates to existing infrastructure to enable expanded service offerings for customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and home/personal care markets.
To mark the start of the expansion, the company’s Madison plant hosted a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday. Among dignitaries on hand to mark the start of the expansion project and attendant investment were WI Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and Amcor Flexibles Americas President Tom Cochran.
“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 Cochran.
Amcor and Neenah-based Bemis announced in early August an agreement for Amcor to acquire Bemis and combine the two companies. Bemis is 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% increase in employment at the plant.
In addition, Goodmanson said 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 Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Current needs include both entry-level and highly skilled manufacturing positions. The plant is located at 4101 Lien Rd. in Madison.