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LDI's Omaha Box Company Begins Construction of New $45 Million Manufacturing Plant

Omaha Box Company The planned 335,000 square-foot facility is being built in the Omaha suburb of Papillion (Nebraska), about 20 miles from the current facility (pictured above), and is slated to be completed in 2019.

Nov. 26, 2018 - Liberty Diversified International (LDI) has begun construction on a new $45 million facility for its Omaha Box Company subsidiary, a designer and manufacturer of custom corrugated cartons and displays.

The move strengthens LDI's ability and capacity to serve packaging customers in its northern region.

The planned 335,000 square-foot facility is being built in the Omaha suburb of Papillion (Nebraska), about 20 miles from the current facility, and is slated to be completed in 2019. In the meantime, company operations will continue in its East Omaha leased building.

Ron Kenkel, General Manager of Omaha Box Company, said, “Our customers are at the heart of this move. A new, modern facility with a new corrugator and additional finishing equipment will help us meet customer needs quickly and efficiently.”

Kenkel said all 75 current employees will be asked to transfer to the proposed new building, and the expanded operation will likely require additional employees.

Greg Theis, Vice President of LDI's Packaging North business unit, added, “When LDI acquired the Omaha Box business in 2016, we knew we'd outgrow its leased space. This proposed new facility will provide the added capacity and product capabilities needed by our customers.”

Liberty Diversified International is a $675 million privately-held family of businesses with more than 1,900 employees operating in the following industries: paper and packaging; furnishings and organization products for the office; and building and architectural products. To learn more, please visit: www.libertydiversified.com.

SOURCE: Liberty Diversified International