Printpack Inc. will close a film manufacturing plant in Texas, a facility that's been open for six decades, by the end of the year.
The move to shutter the Orange, Texas, location is due to cost considerations, Atlanta-based Printpack said.
“Decisions like this that negatively impact the lives and livelihoods of any of our associates are never easy to make, and this decision is in no way a reflection of our capable and dedicated associates in Orange, many of whom have been loyal and passionate Printpack associates for decades,” CEO Jimmy Love said in a statement
“Market realities force us to continue to improve our cost positions in order to sustain our business over the long term, and we are limited in how many production assets we can support in our film making platform,” he continued.
The company will work to transfer business to other Printpack locations, a process that should be finished by December.
Printpack's move will impact 87 employees, but the company will offer transfers to other Printpack locations.
Crown Zellerbach opened the Orange plant in 1959, and Printpack has owned the site since 1996 when it purchased the James River flexible packaging business.
Printpack ranked No. 8 on the most recent list of North American film and sheet makers compiled by Plastics News, with estimated annual sales of $1.05 billion.