(KMOV)-- Governor Jay Nixon visited the site of Alpla Incorporated's new manufacturing facility in St. Peters, which will serve as the international plastics packaging company's newest manufacturing plant in the U.S. and create 70 new Missouri jobs over the next five years.
Austrian-based Alpla is a worldwide leader in the plastics processing industry, operating 128 manufacturing facilities in 37 countries with approximately 10,000 employees. The company produces bottles, caps and tubes for a variety of consumer products. Last month, the company officially purchased an 83,485 square-foot industrial property in St. Peters to serve as its new production facility, which is scheduled to become operational in July.
Alpla already has another facility in Jefferson City, and chose the St. Peters location over competition from the state of Illinois. The company's further investment in the state of Missouri was made possible by state economic incentives, including $166,080 in Quality Jobs tax credits, a $100,000 Customized Training grant, and other incentives.
A privately held $3 billion company, Alpla is in the process of hiring new employees and plans to invest between $12 and $16 million in the new facility. Within 10 years, the company expects growth to reach some 150 new employees and an increase of investment to $25 million.
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