Axium Packaging Inc. is investing C$80 million (US$59.5 million) to build a plant in Brampton, Ontario, by next year.
Construction has begun on the 230,000-square-foot facility, Axium President Paul Judge said in an email. The plant, which will be Axium's first in Brampton, will employ 250 and is expected to open in July, according to a news release from the city.
Local media reported that Axium is relocating some work to the new site from one of its two plants in nearby Mississauga, Ontario.
The company at one time was headquartered in Mississauga but now is based in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of New Albany, where it employs more than 1,100 and has amassed more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space at an eight-plant complex.
Also in New Albany, Axium recently opened its long-awaited, 120,000-square-foot recycling facility. The US$45 million plant on 24 acres will be able to convert 50 million pounds of plastic a year into post-consumer resin that can be made into bottles and other packaging.
Axium is calling the recycling operation and its recycled material Vertix.
Axium injection molds and blow molds packaging ranging from small vials to heavy-wall containers, and including caps and tubes, for food, personal-care and hygiene products.
The company has 20 manufacturing plants in North America, employs more than 3,600 and continues to expand. In March, Axium announced it was investing more than $30 million to build and equip a 150,000-square-foot container plant in Archdale, N.C.
The company also has purchased 83 acres in New Albany to ensure it can grow there.
Its customers include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Bath & Body Works and Unilever.