Flexible packaging company invests $99 million into new Kentucky plant

Jan. 29, 2024
Construction on the 156,000-square-foot flexible packaging plant is expected to begin in 2025 with production beginning in 2026.

Belmark Inc. has announced plans to open a new facility in Allen County, Kentucky. The company, which specializes in printed pressure sensitive labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons, will invest $99 million into the project, generating 159 new jobs in the process. Construction on the 156,000-square-foot flexible packaging plant is expected to begin in 2025 with production beginning in 2026. According to Belmark, the new plant will allow the company to increase manufacturing capacity and capabilities to better serve its customers.

In a recent quote, Karl Schmidt, Belmark president and CEO, said, “Belmark is a growth-minded, market-leading provider of label and total packaging solutions. “We continually reinvest in our people and business to ensure a thriving, dependable company and a vibrant culture that supports our customers and the local communities where we operate. We are excited to expand with a new location and continue our growth with our new Allen County family.”

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