The company has hired 70 new employees, of which 40 are working at the new site. American Packaging also has about 200 employees working at its long-established plant in Rochester. The manufacturer says that it plans to create up to 260 jobs over the next five years in this area.
The family-owned, flexible-packaging converter is investing $170 million in the facility. Empire State Development offered $7.7 million in Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative grants and $7 million in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits.