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Logoplaste building $31.5m plant in Kansas

By Jessica Holbrook, Plastics News
Posted 28 November 2012

Logoplaste, a rigid packaging manufacturer based in Portugal, is opening a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, the US.

The rigid packaging manufacturer is investing $31.5m (€24.4m) to start operations at a facility in the East Bottoms region of the city, according to the Kansas City Area Development Council.

The plant will manufacture plastic bottles to fulfill a contract with Procter & Gamble, said John Fougere, director of communications with the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Logoplaste will create 80 new full-time, permanent jobs over the next 5 years, Fougere said.

Logoplaste, based in Cascais, Portugal, has a North American headquarters in Illinois. The company operates more than 350 machines and has 60 facilities in 18 countries.

The company makes rigid plastic packaging using injection moulding, stretch blow moulding and extrusion moulding for a variety of markets including food and beverage, personal care, household care and oil and lubricants.

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