Packaging Unlimited to invest in upgrades to US manufacturing facility

12 August 2013 (Last Updated August 12th, 2013 18:30)

Customised packaging manufacturer Packaging Unlimited has announced plans to invest over $2m in new equipment and upgrades to expand its manufacturing operations in Franklin, Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor_Steve Beshear

Customised packaging manufacturer Packaging Unlimited has announced plans to invest over $2m in new equipment and upgrades to expand its manufacturing operations in Franklin, Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said that the investment will contribute a lasting impact on the Franklin community and the state's economy as a whole.

"Packaging Unlimited is a Kentucky success story, starting as a small business that has expanded tremendously and continues to grow and evolve," he said.

The company's investment will bolster the manufacturing base at Franklin, adding 20 new jobs to the town.

Packaging Unlimited plant manager Tim Knight said that the company will be able to see its plant grow in employee numbers and in overall sales in the Franklin area, a great source for productive employees.

"The new equipment will allow our plant to be more efficient, have more capacity and provide a better quality product for our customers," Knight added.

The company manufactures packaging for clients, including die-cut partitions, colour cartons with hand holes and foam fabricating packaging.

The company began in 1975 in Louisville, and has grown to include nine facilities in five cities throughout Kentucky and North Carolina.


Image: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Photo: courtesy of Gage Skidmore.