The Chino, CA-based company, with corporate offices in Commack, NY, will invest $1.19 million to equip its current 100,000-sq-ft facility in Orland. The new equipment, which will be installed by this fall, will allow the company to promote sustainability through production of flexible, convenience packaging.
“PakLab had multiple options on where to locate its growth, and it chose Indiana,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “With Indiana’s great location at the crossroads of America, Indiana companies don’t need to travel far to reach their customers."
PakLab, which currently employs more than 825 full-time associates across the United States, including 35 in Indiana, plans to begin hiring for manufacturing line positions later this year. Interested applicants may apply online at www.paklab.com/careers.
“We’ve enjoyed building a great relationship with the town of Orland and with Indiana,” said Mario Tomei, president of Paklab’s flexible packaging division. “We take great pride in being able to bring forward the investments that will in turn bring economic opportunities to the community.”
Founded in 1985, PakLab will focus its growth on increasing production of flexible packaging, which includes pouches that can be used for products including food, consumer goods and cosmetics. With a smaller carbon footprint and energy savings when compared to glass and plastic packaging, PakLab produces flexible packaging as a cost-effective way to help clients utilize environmentally-friendly containers. The minority-owned business operates an additional flexible packaging facility in Cincinnati, OH.