Austria-based plastic packaging company investing more than $22 million in Kentucky, creating 72 jobs
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Alpla officials and community leaders in Bowling Green to cut the ribbon on the manufacturer’s new, state-of-the-art facility. Alpla, which announced its intent to establish a new manufacturing operation earlier this year, is creating 72 new, full-time jobs and investing $22.4 million in the commonwealth.
“I’m delighted to welcome Alpla to Bowling Green,” Beshear said. “Like other global companies, Alpla has recognized Kentucky’s central location, access to transportation options, and its ready, qualified workforce as a perfect fit for growing its international presence. The commonwealth played a key role in making this sizable investment possible, and we appreciate the dozens of new jobs Alpla will bring to south central Kentucky.”
Alpla produces customized plastic packaging solutions to meet the needs of customers. First established in Austria in 1955, Alpla has grown into a global company with approximately 13,000 employees at 148 sites in 39 countries. With a diverse range of customers, Alpla products include packaging for everyday items such as beverages, motor oils and cleaning supplies.
“The collaboration among organizations and leaders in this community allows us to continue to attract international powerhouses such as Alpla,” said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “But it’s a testament to the passion of the community itself when a new company is able to get their production under way in just six months. We are happy to have Alpla here and look forward to their continued success.”
Warren County has also been certified by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board as a Work Ready Certified Community. The certification is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.
For more information on Alpla, visit www.alpla.com.