Sonoco to invest $15 million in Ohio packaging plant


Sonoco announced that it will build a 120,000-plus square-foot plant in Ohio, including PET injection stretch blowmolding and injection molding machines, to produce packaging and components for personal care products. Sonoco's Rigid Paper and Plastics division will develop the new rigid plastic container operation at its Beauty and Home Care campus in New Albany, OH, with the expansion expected to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2012.

Total building and equipment costs are projected to be approximately $15 million, with the site to employ approximately 60 workers. Sonoco Plastics also operates a food-grade, blowmolding and injection molding plant in Columbus, OH, which was expanded in 2011.

This newest plant is being developed to blowmold containers and injection mold components for Mast Global personal-care products. Mast is the sourcing and logistics division of Limited Brands, which represents premium lines like Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, Pink, LaSenza, and Henri Bendel. Initially, Sonoco's new plant will produce products for Limited Brands' Bath and Body Works stores....
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