Solo Cup Co. will create 72 new jobs in Augusta, Ga., while adding new technology and processes.
Georgia's Quick Start customized business training program and Augusta Technical College will provide training, including equipment operation, safety, quality and advanced manufacturing technologies, according to a Sept. 21 news release.
Lake Forest, Ill.-based Solo's Augusta plant, which makes foam beverage cups, is adding new extrusion and printing equipment and expanding its forming processes to meet increasing demand, officials said.
Quick Start will design and develop training material, as well as provide instructors, for the classes, the release said.
Solo officials were not immediately available for comment.
The Augusta Chronicle quoted officials Sept. 29 as saying that after hiring is finalized in November, the Augusta plant will employ 250.
Solo in June announced a series of plant closings as it restructures its manufacturing footprint. By the end of 2012, the company will shutter plants in Owings Mills, Md.; North Andover, Mass.; and Springfield, Mo. That is in addition to plants closed in 2009 in Belen, N.M., and Highland Park, Ill.
For the second quarter of 2010, the company reported a loss of $39.8 million on sales of $419.2 million.