PPC Flexible Packaging LLC will lay off as many as 99 workers this year in Mission, Kan.
The packaging maker and converter filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice on June 25. The action comes less than a year after PPC procured two other plants in the state — just 7 miles from Mission in Kansas City — when it acquired Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC (PPT) in October.
PPC and PPT both specialize in clean room packaging used in health care and medical applications, as well as a range of pouches and other packaging for consumer snacks, pet food and horticulture markets.
Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based PPC has 13 U.S. plants and one in Bogotá, Colombia, and added its second international plant this year, buying StePac L.A. Ltd. of Tefen, Israel, in February. StePac makes modified atmosphere and humidity packaging for produce, lidding, roll goods, pre-made bags and pouches for retail and bulk applications.
The Mission plant came with PPC's 2017 acquisition of flexographic printer and converter Packaging Products Corp.
Kevin Keneally founded PPC in 2017 and remains CEO. PPC now is a portfolio company of private equity firm GTCR LLC of Chicago.