Associated Packaging Technologies, a thermoformer specializing in food packaging, has moved its headquarters to Pennsylvania and closed two outside offices.
The moves put the company's sales and administrative staff under one roof, said John Giordani, vice president of sales, marketing and technical sales. Giordani was interviewed during Pack Expo International 2004, held Nov. 7-11 in Chicago.
In October the corporate hub relocated to a 5,000-square-foot office in Chadds Ford, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, Giordani said.
It closed executive offices in Jupiter, Fla. - which also served as APT corporate headquarters - and Exton, Pa. The Exton office, also near Philadelphia, was too small to accommodate the consolidation, he said.
Some APT officials have moved to Chadds Ford, Giordani said. The firm will employ about 16 there, including new Chief Executive Officer Mark Staton, who joined APT in June. Staton recently had served as CEO and president of packaging company HuhtamÃ¤ki Americas of De Soto, Kan. He replaces APT founder J. Charles Buff, who will remain a director.
The company has two U.S. thermoforming plants, in Canada and Ireland. APT thermoforms crystallized PET into food trays for frozen food, case-ready meats, prepared foods and institutional applications.
The firm, with more than 500 employees, ranked 11th on Plastics News' 2004 list of North American thermoformers, with $125 million in sales for 2003.