USA • Huhtamaki has agreed to purchase a manufacturing facility to set up a new manufacturing and distribution unit in Goodyear, Arizona, and is set to service the southwest and west coast foodservice packaging and retail tableware markets. When fully operational, the unit is expected to employ approximately 300 employees and manufacture a full range of products including single wall paper cups, insulated paper hot cups, folding carton packaging, food containers, pressed paperboard plates, and plastic cups and lids.
The total investment including the site purchase and modifications, improvements in infrastructure, and machinery investments and installations is expected to exceed USD 100 million. Majority of the investment will take place in 2016-2017. Huhtamaki will start using the 70,000 sqm (750,000 sqft) facility as a distribution centre in early 2017, and manufacturing is scheduled to begin in late 2017.