Austrian-based Alpla Chooses Bowling Green, Ky.
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that Alpla, Inc., an Austrian-based plastic packaging company, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Bowling Green, Ky., creating 72 new, full-time jobs and investing more $22.4 million in the commonwealth.
“We are pleased to be expanding our manufacturing operations in Kentucky,” says Jodok Schaeffler, president, Alpla, North America. “We appreciate the support from the community and the dedicated employees from KEDFA in making this expansion possible.”
“South Central Kentucky’s record growth can be attributed to innovative companies, like Alpla, locating here,” says Gary Dillard, ITA Board Chairman. “Alpla understands that South Central Kentucky’s infrastructure is second to none with a seamless network of highways, interstates, close access to two major shipping hubs, proximity to water ports and our Transpark is one of only five CSX Select Sites in the nation. Our transportation network helps move products to the market quickly and that impacts their bottom line.”
Alpla will locate its new operations in Building IV at the Kentucky Transpark. The building, built by the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority speculatively, was on the market for less than one year since its completion.
“South central Kentucky’s cluster of plastic-related industries continues with Alpla’s announcement,” says D. Gaines Penn, BGAEDA chairman. “Their decision shows that globally competitive industries know our region is the best place to produce the highest quality products anywhere.”
Alpla joins other global leaders such as Davert USA, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, Holley Performance Products and Kiriu USA who all made significant investments in south central Kentucky during the last year.
Learn more about the project at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.
Illustration from www.alpla.com.
Compiled from Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce press release.