Custom packaging solutions provider Fabri-Kal is planning to break ground on a new manufacturing facility in Burley, Idaho, with an an investment of around $50m.
The proposed 100,000ft2 design and manufacturing facility is expected to become operational in later part of this year.
Fabri-Kal president and COO Mike Roeder said: "Development of the new manufacturing facility in Idaho is a strategic effort that supports Fabri-Kal's growth plans, continued focus on innovation and providing solutions to our customers and partners."
The new facility will be capable of producing plastics thermoforming, as well as having a focus on new, innovative product solutions using the new fiber material.
The new plant-based fiber material will become part of Fabri-Kal's Greenware packaging line and is expected to support the company's commitment to provide sustainable packaging solutions in the foodservice, consumer product and retail markets.
Fabri-Kal will initially employ around 50 people at the manufacturing facility, with plans to hire an additional 100 people over the next five years.
The new factory will maintain Fabri-Kal's quality and manufacturing standards with plans to be International Organization for Standardization, American Institute of Baking, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points certified within one year.
Fabri-Kal currently employs more than 800 people in five manufacturing, printing and warehousing facilities across the US.
The company provides plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions.
Image: Fabri-Kal manufactures and sells plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. Photo: courtesy of John Kasawa / freedigitalphotos.