API to Invest $8.5M+ into Kansas Plant
The API Group will invest more than $8.5 million into its Lawrence, Kansas, operations to create the North American Center of Packaging Excellence.
The project, which will run through 2018, will consolidate APIs decorative holographic and foil manufacturing on the existing site, with the addition of new factory space and manufacturing equipment. As part of the project, APIs Rahway, New Jersey, foils facility will close. The transfer of jobs and equipment from New Jersey to Kansas will create a net increase in employment.
API also will announce the site of its new eastern North American distribution center by the third quarter of 2017. When completed, the site will boast a new coating facility with a two-stage foil coater, new state-of-the-art mix mill and a new distribution center, together with new holographic embossing equipment. Significant investment in R&D services also will ensure that API is able to develop the next generation of products to meet the growing demand for foils seen on the latest packaging.
Additionally, API announced the appointment of Drew Beringer as senior consultant. In his new role, Beringer will report to API President and CEO Dino Krirakopoulos as he focuses on technical, process and business development projects on a global level.
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