Klöckner Pentaplast to expand facility in Beaver, West Virginia, create 21 jobs
With this expansion, Klöckner Pentaplast, also known as kp, supports the continuous, increased demand for a higher percentage of post consumer recycled content (PCR), in various food, consumer and health packaging applications.
The investment will bring about several million dollars in economic development to the area and create 21 full-time jobs.
Klöckner Pentaplast’s broad portfolio of packaging and product films and services are used in the sustainable food packaging, consumer goods as well as pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
The company’s packaging protects product integrity and brand reputation while assuring safety and consumer health. With global sales exceeding $2 billion, the company is also a leader in sustainability and partners with retailers, recyclers and other groups to eliminate plastic waste and pollution.
The company established its facility in Beaver in 2000. Klöckner Pentaplast chose to expand its operations in West Virginia due to Beaver’s proximity to customers, local workforce availability, and regional transportation infrastructure. ■