Pregis starts up new $80-million SC film-extrusion plant; governor attends dedication

Deerfield, IL-based Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, celebrated production startup at its new $80-million blown-film extrusion facility in Anderson, SC, yesterday with a ribbon-cutting attended by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and industry partners.

PHOTO: (left to right) Jon McClure, president-Pregis South Carolina Operations; David Timm, div. president-Pregis Performance Flexibles; South Carolina Gov.  Henry McMaster; Kevin Baudhuin, CEO-Pregis; and Dan Zamlong, MD-Warburg Pincus.

“We congratulate Pregis on this $80-million investment that will create 120 new jobs within the Anderson County community. We wish them great success in the Palmetto State and look forward to seeing them grow and prosper for a long time,” says McMaster.

Headed by industry veterans, the 168,000-sq-ft facility features multiple newly-installed lines, producing the latest engineered films. The films are used downstream to manufacture performance-oriented, flexible packaging solutions for food, CPG, healthcare/medical and industrial applications. The facility will also feature a world-class film laboratory to develop and test materials.

“We believe that this new facility is the most technologically-advanced extrusion facility in North America. The facility has been staffed with technology and market leaders who are focused on developing extruded films that have been engineered to meet market-driven performance requirements,” adds Baudhuin.

In keeping with Pregis’ previously announced 2K30 environmental goals, the Anderson facility features the latest in energy-efficiency in manufacturing and other plant functions. Pregis’ objective is to run its businesses in the most sustainable manner possible, so that it improves its carbon footprint, reduces environmental impact, while making significant, positive contributions to people and society.