Madison, WI | Amcor has announced plans to invest more than $25 million to upgrade its Madison facilities starting in 2018 and into 2019 to expand capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.
The planned investment includes the acquisition of new machinery and updates to existing infrastructure to enable expanded service offerings for customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and home/personal care markets.
“We are excited and proud to be growing in Wisconsin for our customers in North America, and to be investing in support of our winning teams and products,” said Amcor Flexibles Americas President Tom Cochran.
Amcor and Neenah-based Bemis announced in early August an agreement for Amcor to acquire Bemis and combine the two companies. Bemis is more than 4,500 employees in Wis.
According to Amcor Flexibles Madison General Manager Timm Goodmanson, the expansion is expected to result in a close to 50 percent increase in employment at the plant.
In addition, Goodmanson said the project is also expected to bring more than 150 construction jobs to Madison spread across general contractors, subcontractors and local and Wisconsin-based suppliers.
To fill more than 20 immediate openings, Amcor Flexibles Madison will host a job fair at the plant on Sat., Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Current needs include both entry-level and highly skilled manufacturing positions. The plant is located at 4101 Lien Rd. in Madison.
“We are looking for more great team members to help us achieve our tremendous potential,” said Goodmanson. “We’ve got a great workforce, made up of people who are committed to safety, believe in delivering excellence for our customers and have real opportunities to grow at Amcor.”
As part of its commitment to the Madison community, Amcor partners with local organizations, such as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Development Board of South-Central Wisconsin to foster local economic growth and provide training, development and good manufacturing opportunities for residents.