Packaging company set to invest $6.5M in Henrico County plant
ePac Flexible Packaging invested $100 million in new HP printing platform.
Austin, Texas-based packaging manufacturer ePac Flexible Packaging will invest $6.5 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Henrico County, creating 35 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.
ePac Flexible Packaging was founded in 2016 and produces finished pouches and rollstock. The manufacturer invested $100 million last November in HP Indigo 20000, a commercial digital printing system ePac expects to double its production capacity. The plant will be in North Run Business Park near interstates 95 and 295.
Robert Laird, general manager of ePac Richmond, says that the company’s customers are predominantly small-and medium-sized food manufacturers.
“Technology is changing the way companies operate, and ePac Flexible Packaging has developed an innovative digital platform that sets the company apart from its competitors,” Northam said in a statement. “ePac’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Henrico County will enable the company to continue producing and delivering orders quickly and efficiently, and help drive the growth of Virginia businesses that will now have access to a high-quality, local provider of sustainable packaging solutions.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Henrico Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will support job creation, recruitment and training.
ePac also has offices in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. Its Minneapolis location just opened in January.