Avery Dennison Corp. is considering building a $25.5 million label plant near one it opened in January in Strongsville, Ohio.
``We're looking at some plans, but nothing is finalized,'' spokesman Charles Coleman said in a telephone interview from Avery Dennison headquarters in Pasadena, Calif.
Coleman would not discuss the proposed development in detail. However, Strongsville City Council agreed in June to offer a 75 percent tax abatement for 15 years on the building and an abatement of the same amount for 10 years on personal property and inventory taxes at the plant.
In its application for the abatement, Avery Dennison said it would build a 70,000-square-foot factory to manufacture coated plastic and paper products for its Performance Films division. The new plant would be across the street from the Avery Dennison Industrial Products and Automotive Division plant.
The existing plant employs 260. Avery Dennison proposes to employ 35 at the new plant in 1999 and to add 15 more workers by 2001. The plant would have a payroll of $2 million annually, according to the abatement application.