Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Helps to Cut Ribbon on New, Green Employer in Lehigh County
MACUNGIE, Pa., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Pratt Industries' new corrugated box plant, helping to cut the ribbon on the new facility that will bring at least 125 new jobs to the area.
"Today's plant opening means more than 100 new jobs, a better environment and more economic progress here in the Lehigh Valley," said Corbett.
The company established the new plant in Macungie to service its northeast United States customers. The new plant will receive rolls of 100-percent recycled paper that it will convert to boxes and customized point-of-sale materials for its customers.
"Pratt Industries is proof that Pennsylvania, along with its traditional industries is also becoming a center of green technology," Corbett said. "That's one of the reasons my administration was so enthusiastic about helping Pratt to establish this new, state-of-the-art facility here in Macungie."
Pratt Industries is investing $31 million in the project, which is largely accounted for by $27 million in equipment purchases. The company has also committed to creating at least 125 new jobs within the next three years.
"My goal as governor is fairly simple. I want our state to be sound fiscally. I want a job for everyone who seeks one. And I want every job-seeker to have the skills to prosper from a growing economy."
Corbett toured the facility before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Pratt Industries, a privately held company, employs approximately 3,500 people in more than 80 locations in 20 states. The new Lehigh Valley plant is the company's first facility in Pennsylvania.
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