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Belmark breaks ground on $99M Allen County packaging facility in Allen County

159 jobs expected upon completion in 2026
Belmark Inc. of Wisconsin is building a $99 million packaging products and materials facility in Scottsville, Ky.

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. — Belmark Inc., a manufacturer of printed pressure-sensitive labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons, broke ground today on a $99 million manufacturing facility in Allen County expected to create 159 jobs.

The groundbreaking marks the start of Belmark’s investment to locate a new operation on 25 acres in Allen County. The new 156,000-s.f. flexible packaging plant – the company’s first facility in the commonwealth – will allow Belmark to increase manufacturing capacity and capabilities to better serve its customer base throughout the United States. Construction is expected to be completed in 2026. The 159 full-time jobs created by the project will pay an average wage of almost $37 per hour, including benefits.

“With every groundbreaking event, we celebrate another quality investment that will bring job opportunities and economic growth to the commonwealth,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “This is an exciting next step for Belmark and the Allen County community. I want to thank the company’s leadership for their belief in what this great state has to offer and look forward to Belmark’s success here in Kentucky.”

“Belmark is excited to expand our operations to Kentucky, marking a significant milestone in our growth and commitment to innovation in the packaging industry,” said Karl Schmidt, president and CEO of Belmark. “This new facility will not only expand our manufacturing capabilities but also bring quality jobs to the Allen County community. We are eager to contribute to the economic development of Kentucky and look forward to a successful partnership here.”

Founded in 1977, Wisconsin-based Belmark manufactures pressure sensitive labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons for customers in a broad range of markets. After 46 years of business, the company now employs over 1,300 people across seven facilities in De Pere and Shawano, Wisconsin, and Phoenix, Arizona. The company is committed to creativity, innovation and problem solving to help serve its customer base and advance the packaging industry forward.

Belmark’s project also contributed to Site Selection’s magazine’s recent ranking of Allen County in the top 20 on its America’s Best Counties list based on points per capita.

“This will provide more opportunities for our citizens to stay in Allen County and provide for their families. We look forward to a long relationship,” Allen County Judge/Executive Dennis Harper said. “We are very excited about Belmark locating in Allen County.”

Scottsville Mayor David Burch pledged to work with Belmark as they grow. “This is a great company that weighed both the economic opportunity and quality of life in making the decision to expand into our area,” Burch said. “They will be an exceptional partner moving forward.”

Allen County/Scottsville Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Johnny Hobdy said the impact this investment will have on the community and surrounding region will be a game changer. “My commitment, as well as our community’s, is to make Belmark every day proud of their decision, and we are beyond excited for this partnership,” Hobdy said.