DAILY NEWS Jan 29, 2013 2:58 PM - 0 comments

Amcor makes major expansion of Orlando facility

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In a move to beef up its beverage and pharmaceutical packaging capabilities, Amcor Rigid Plastics is making a US$20 million expansion of its bottle manufacturing operation in Orlando, Fla.

Amcor recently relocated from an existing 168,000-square-foot plant in Orlando to a new leased 500,000- square-foot facility nearby. The multi-million-dollar investment funded major infrastructure work to convert an unfinished shell structure into functional space for manufacturing, warehousing, and offices. The new facility, which is already up and running, is for production of hot fill and cold fill PET bottles for beverages such as sports drinks and orange juice, along with HDPE pharmaceutical containers.

The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company has operated as a bottle manufacturer in Orlando since 1979.

“Our focus is to meet the expanded needs of our customers while also attracting new business,” said Larry Weber, vice president and general manager for Amcor’s North American beverage business unit.

The new expanded facility will eliminate the need for three offsite warehousing sites, Amcor said.

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