Sonoco Flexibles to Expand Waco Location
A facility of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announces plans to expand its Waco, Texas location in 2015 with completion in early 2016. Sonoco will install a new rotary die-cut machine, slitter and rotogravure printing press, investing $13.5 million in equipment at the facility and will add an estimated 15 jobs to the area – a 27 percent increase to its employment base.
“The city of Waco has been home to Sonoco for nearly 10 years, and we’re excited to further invest in our facility here, which has been a part of the community since 1986,” said Rick Brzezinski, plant manager. “We greatly appreciate the city’s commitment to our company’s future and to our place in the community.”
“Sonoco has been a vital part of the McLennan County business community for a number of years,” said Judge Scott Felton, McLennan County Judge. “I am very pleased the Waco facility remains strong and these new investments and additions will ensure its strength continues in the future.”
“We are really glad to be wrapping this project up,” said Dale Fisseler, city of Waco manager. “They are a great company and we are lucky to have them in Waco.”
Sonoco produces a variety of flexible packaging options, including easy open/reseal packaging systems, bags and pouches. Sonoco’s flexible packaging technologies include award-winning roto and flexo printing, high-barrier laminations, precision scoring, integrated open and reclose features, specialty coatings and films, prototyping and graphics management. Learn more about Sonoco’s offerings at Sonoco.com/Flexibles.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information, visit Sonoco.com.