The construction contract was placed by Alpla under the direction of Cushman & Wakefield, who are expected to complete the plant in the fourth quarter. The injection molding plant is to be built in the Blue River Commerce Center in Kansas City and will create 75 new jobs. The packaging manufacturer has already planned to make further investments at the site in the coming years.
With the new location, Alpla wants to be able to meet user demands more easily. The company says it selected the Kansas City metropolitan area because of its central location and the close local relationships it has there. According to the governor of Missouri, the state has many skilled workers, low taxes and an excellent logistical infrastructure.
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