Plastics packaging maker Sabert Corp. expects to create about 125 new jobs near Dallas at a manufacturing facility currently under construction.
The new location, in Greenville, is about an hour northeast of Dallas and should be operating by early next year, the Sayreville, N.J.-based company said.
Sabert will make plastics packaging as well as compostable, fiber-based packaging.
"At the heart of this facility we will build is our commitment to the environment," CEO Albert Salama said in a statement. "The more sustainable operations we can offer our customers, the more we help the environment by replacing products that might end up in a landfill."
The 450,000-square-foot facility will join a network of other Sabert manufacturing sites throughout the United States and two overseas. Sabert has plants in Sayreville; Riverside, Calif.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Nivelles, Belgium; and Zhongshan, China.
Materials used by Sabert include polystyrene, PET, polypropylene, and polylactic acid. Customers include food distributors, restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, food chains, and consumer entertaining.
Sabert ranked No. 5 in the most recent Plastics News listing of the largest thermoformers in North America.
Sabert has indicated the 125 jobs will be created over a three-year period.