Procter & Gamble Co. has worked out an agreement to transfer a PET blow molding operation from Consolidated Container Co. LLC to Graham Packaging Co. LP.
The Kansas City operation will change hands in 30-60 days, with Graham rehiring most of the 75 employees, said Jeff Greene, senior vice president of CCC's consumer packaging group. The site makes detergent bottles for P&G.
P&G, the facility's owner, had asked CCC to invest in the PET lines as part of an extension of its contract. CCC, a larger player in high density polyethylene containers, decided it would rather invest in its HDPE operations and worked with P&G to find another supplier, Greene said.
In exchange, P&G is extending other CCC contracts and offering new projects at different sites.
P&G selected York, Pa.-based Graham, Greene said. Graham officials did not return telephone calls seeking comment before deadline.
The plant has four PET injection stretch blow molding lines, a CCC official said.