Flexible packaging converter ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions LLC is expanding its plant in Macedon, N.Y., in a move that will create 38 new jobs.
In an April 1 news release, ABX officials in Charlotte, N.C., said that the firm will update existing equipment, purchase new equipment and improve infrastructure to allow for the expansion of its green solution flexible packaging manufacturing operation.
The project will include the addition of six new bag lines and the relocation of a portion of its operations to another building located at the company's manufacturing site, which already employs 378.
"We offer a unique suite of flexible, sustainable packaging options for customers in consumer, health care and specialty markets," CEO Larry Goldstein said in the release.
"Flexible packaging offers exceptional environmental benefits because it uses less energy and fewer resources than other forms of packaging," he added.
ABX is investing about $12.2 million on the expansion. The firm will receive a tax credit of as much as $1.35 million from the state for the new jobs.
ABX "will leverage the Greater Rochester, N.Y., region's exceptional talent, packaging assets, and expertise to expand in Macedon," Greater Rochester Enterprise President Matt Hurlbutt said in the release.
The Macedon plant had been part of the flexible converting business of packaging giant Berry Global Group Inc. ABX owner Graham Partners acquired the business last year and merged it with ABX.