Alcoa Inc.'s Reynolds Food Packaging division in Richmond has announced details of its Grove City, Pa., thermoforming-related expansion.
Alcoa installed a PET sheet extrusion line with annual capacity of 9 million pounds to support the site's thermoforming operations. The $1.7 million project includes a 1,000-square-foot expansion, installation of two resin silos and an enclosed loading dock.
In September, Alcoa moved thermoforming equipment from a plant it closed in Madison, Ga., to Grove City.
The site's employment is growing by about 35 with the new sheet line and relocated business from Madison. The 250,000-square-foot Grove City facility had employed about 200. It produces thermoformed containers and corrugated paper.