June 8, 2022 - Huhtamaki today announced plans to expand its molded fiber product manufacturing capacity in Hammond, Indiana, as part of its investment in Fiber Solutions.
Amounting to a total investment of almost $100 million, the new facility will be about 23,000 square meters and be built adjacent to Huhtamaki's existing Hammond manufacturing site.
The investment, which is expected to start ramping up towards the end of 2023, will enable Huhtamaki to better serve existing and new customers in North America with a broad range of sustainable, fully recyclable and compostable, fiber-based packaging solutions, manufactured from 100% recycled North American raw material.
"The investment in this new manufacturing capacity, adjacent to our existing site in Hammond represents our strong belief in the future development of the region and in the continued success of our customers - both current and new," said Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki. "The expansion will introduce new sustainable fiber-based products such as egg cartons and cup carriers — manufactured on state-of-the-art machinery developed by Huhtamaki — to our portfolio in the region and drive production efficiency."
Huhtamaki has operated in Hammond, Indiana, since 1948 and currently has approximately 140 employees. It expects to employ a further 100 new employees when the new plant becomes fully operational.
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world. Its innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste. To learn more, visit: www.huhtamaki.com.
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