Pactiv Corp. plans to open a new multimillion-dollar plant in Mexico City to serve the growing Mexican market.
The Lake Forest maker of Hefty trash bags said its food-service/packaging division will add onto its Mexican holdings with the new plant.
Pactiv already has facilities in Guadalajara and Monterrey supplying cups, foam trays, clear plastic containers and cutlery to the Mexican market.
The proposed new facility will offer a full range of paper, foam and plastic cups and tableware according to the release.
John McGrath, president and CEO of the food-service/food packaging operation, said the new facility will be operational in the second half of 2012.
Pactiv is a subsidiary of Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand.