Into the box: Maker of corrugated sheets coming to Chambersburg
A company that makes materials for boxes is planning a nearly $53 million investment in Chambersburg expected to create at least 80 jobs over the next three years.
Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Aug. 3 that Corrugated Partners Group chose Pennsylvania over other states for a $52.7 million investment.
The Corrugated Partners Group’s manufacturing operation will be known as Keystone Sheets, and its first location in Pennsylvania will be a 420,000-square foot facility at 1465 Nitterhouse Drive.
The company will serve customers in the mid-Atlantic region and primarily produce single-, double- and triple-wall corrugated sheets — materials that form the boxes.
“My administration is moving at the speed of business, and we’re helping companies make transformational investments that are bringing good-paying jobs to Pennsylvania and positioning us to be a leader in innovation and economic development,” Shapiro said in a news release.
“I’m thrilled that the commonwealth won this advanced manufacturing project over other states and am pleased to welcome Corrugated Partners Group to Franklin County,” Shapiro said. “Investments like this one support Pennsylvania’s economy by creating good-paying jobs that support our local communities — and we will continue to compete aggressively for great projects like this one as we send the clear message to the world that Pennsylvania is open for business.”
Corrugated Partners Group received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $400,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $160,000 workforce development grant to train workers. The company was also encouraged to apply for tax credits through the Manufacturing Tax Credit Program.
“Manufacturing is an integral part of Pennsylvania’s economy, and I am proud that the DCED team could assist the Corrugated Partners Group as they establish their first location in Pennsylvania with Keystone Sheets,” said DCED Secretary Rick Siger. “This project is creating 80 new jobs and will have a positive economic impact in Franklin County for years to come. The Shapiro administration is happy to welcome another leading manufacturing company to the commonwealth.”
Corrugated Partners Group is a collaborative network of sheet feeders, producing more than 20% of the country’s corrugated sheet requirements, according to the news release from the governor’s office. The network employs more than 1,200 people at 15 plants in the United States.
“The collaborative effort of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. and the Shapiro Administration was instrumental in Corrugated Partners Group’s decision to locate Keystone Sheets in Chambersburg,” said Mike Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “The creation of 80 manufacturing jobs will have a significant impact on our local economy.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
Since taking office in January, Shapiro has announced more than $700 million in new private sector investment in Pennsylvania, most recently that packaging system manufacturer EAM-Mosca will create at least 50 jobs and invest more than $20.6 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Luzerne County; and Schless Bottles will relocate to Pennsylvania and create nearly 100 manufacturing jobs in Allentown.
This article originally appeared on Waynesboro Record Herald: Box maker plans $52.7 million investment in Chambersburg