Pretium Packaging LLC will start laying off 61 workers this month at its plant in Paris, Ill.
The company reported the layoffs, which are to begin Dec. 12, in a filing under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act with the state of Illinois.
The notice said the plant would experience a "mass layoff," but did not say it would close. Pretium officials did not respond to requests for more information.
The Paris plant is 165 miles northeast of the company's headquarters in St. Louis.
Pretium has closed at least five plants this year, in Hermann, Mo. (65 layoffs); Ypsilanti, Mich. (53); Anaheim, Calif. (101); Winona, Minn. (45) and Escondido, Calif. (45).
However, the company, backed by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Clearlake Capital Group LP and management, is integrating some major purchases.
Pretium acquired packaging makers Alpha Consolidated Holdings Inc. and its 10 plants in September 2021; and Grupo Edid of Lerma, Mexico, in December 2021. Grupo Edid comprises Ediplast SA de CV, Edipacks SA de CV, Refrepet SA de CV, and Ediprint SA de CV.
In addition, Clearlake this year acquired film and packaging materials maker Intertape Polymer Group Inc. for $2.6 billion in cash.
St. Louis-based Pretium blow molds bottles and jars for markets including medical, personal care, food and household products. It uses polyethylene, polypropylene, PET and post-consumer recycled materials.
Pretium is the seventh-largest of 117 North American blow molders in Plastics News' annual ranking, published Nov. 7. PN estimated Pretium had 2021 blow molding sales of $810 million.