Project is third announcement in three months for Franklin
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2013) – Packaging Unlimited is expanding manufacturing operations in Franklin, adding 20 jobs and investing more than $2 million in the project.
“Packaging Unlimited is a Kentucky success story, starting as a small business that has expanded tremendously and continues to grow and evolve,” said Gov. Steve Beshear.
Packaging Unlimited manufactures customized packaging for clients, including die-cut partitions, color cartons with hand holes and foam fabricating packaging. The company began in 1975 in Louisville, starting with only 20,000 s.f. of rented space and two customers, but today has grown to include nine facilities in five cities throughout Kentucky and North Carolina.
“We are extremely proud of the investment our corporation has made in our Franklin facility,” said Tim Knight, plant manager for Packaging Unlimited. “The new equipment will allow our plant to be more efficient, have more capacity and provide a better quality product for our customers. The Franklin area is a great source for hard-working, productive employees, and we are glad to see our plant be able to grow in employee numbers and in overall sales.”
This is the third month in a row that Franklin has been the site of an announcement involving jobs and investment, with Focus Printing Solutions in June and MultiTech in July. Both of those companies announced new manufacturing operations in Franklin.
“Packaging Unlimited has been in our community now for 16 years,” said Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson. “They have become a major employer in Simpson County and we are excited about their expansion in our area.”
For more information on Packaging Unlimited, visit www.pkgunltd.com.