First Choice Packaging Inc. is stopping production at its plant in Elyria and moving its packaging operations about 55 miles west to the firm's facility in Fremont, Ohio.
The company, which will retain its corporate headquarters in Elyria, does thermoforming and contract packaging.
Some 86 jobs are affected by the shutdown.
All workers were offered positions in Fremont, the company said in a news release.
``While we realize we will lose some valuable employees in the move, we will not be cutting our work force,'' Paul Tomick, First Choice's president and chief executive officer, said in a news release.
``We will, however, eliminate some duplication of management efforts, allowing our core team to make better use of their time overall.''
Ceasing production in Elyria will help streamline operations, the release stated.
``With project capabilities at both sites, materials and supplies frequently had to be transported between locations,'' Tomick said. ``By consolidating operations to our premier location, we eliminate added freight costs and gain greater time and cost efficiencies.''
Tomick could not be reached for comment.
First Choice operates a 290,000-square-foot site in Fremont, which has packaging, thermoforming and warehousing capabilities.