A New Jersey-based company that specializes in plastic food packaging has opened a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Bullitt County that is expected to eventually bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.
Sabert Corp., which manufactures disposable plastic food containers, has invested approximately $35 million to build the 250,000-s.f. plant in Shepherdsville.
Operations are slated to begin this month with about 70 employees and the company plans to grow that number to 100 within the first couple of years.
According to a statement issued by the state, Sabert officials expect the Kentucky facility to eventually employ several hundred people.
Sabert President Albert Salama said the Kentucky’s central location will enable the company to better serve its customers. “By being closer geographically, we will be providing faster more efficient service, decreasing our travel distances and consequently reducing our own carbon footprint,” Salama said.
In addition to its New Jersey headquarters, Sabert has offices in California and manufacturing and distribution centers in Belgium and China.
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has approved Sabert for tax benefits up to $2 million.