Bway Corp. will shift some container blow molding from Loveland, Ohio, to other facilities by the end of February.
The Loveland site will continue to make drums after it phases out production of smaller containers, those up to 5 gallons, said spokesman Chuck Jenkins. About 50 employees will lose jobs in Loveland as a result of the shift.
Jenkins said Bway will relegate the production to undisclosed sites. It has blow molding facilities in Indianapolis; Dayton, N.J.; Toccoa, Ga.; Bryan, Texas; Cedar City, Utah; and Cidra, Puerto Rico.
Atlanta-based Bway expanded in July by buying North America Packaging Corp. But Bway bought the Loveland plant about a year earlier, when it bought SST Industries Inc. That deal gave Bway its first plastics operations.
Nampac had blow molding sales of $80 million last year. The majority of its sales came from industrial containers, but about 40 percent were from bottles for consumer and industrial markets. It operates 54 blow molding machines corporatewide.