Graphic Packaging to Close Cincinnati Beverage Carton Plant

April 20, 2011 - Graphic Packaging International (GPI) announced that it plans to close its beverage carton facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on or about Aug. 31, 2011.

GPI said it will transition business and equipment from Cincinnati to its operations in West Monroe, Louisiana and Perry, Georgia.

"While the closing of the Cincinnati facility was a difficult decision, it was a necessary step in our ongoing efforts to align our manufacturing footprint to the changing needs of the market," said president and CEO David Scheible. "This plan includes an expansion to the Perry site and will further capitalize on Perry and West Monroe's close proximity to the Macon and West Monroe mills, respectively."

The Cincinnati beverage carton facility will continue to operate and support customers while its business is transitioned to the Perry and West Monroe facilities over the next four months, GPI said.

SOURCE: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.