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Pratt Industries Cuts Ribbon on New Corrugated Box Plant in Pennsylvania

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Pratt Industries this past week "cut the ribbon' on its new corrugated box plant in Macungie, Pa., USA, a facility that will bring at least 125 jobs to the area. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett toured the new plant and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremonies.

The company established the new plant in Macungie to service its northeast U.S. customers. It will receive rolls of 100% recycled containerboard that it will convert to boxes and customized point-of-sale materials for its customers.

"Pratt Industries is proof that Pennsylvania, along with its traditional industries, is also becoming a center of green technology," Corbett said. "That's one of the reasons my administration was so enthusiastic about helping Pratt to establish this new, state-of-the-art facility here in Macungie."

Pratt Industries is investing $31 million in the project, which is largely accounted for by $27 million in equipment purchases.

Pratt Industries employs some 3,500 people in more than 80 locations in 20 states. The new Lehigh Valley plant is the company's first facility in Pennsylvania.


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