Packaging manufacturer invests $37.4 million to expand operations in Virginia 

Packaging manufacturer invests $37.4 million to expand operations in Virginia 

May 29, 2024
The expansion will consist of building upgrades and new machinery added to its existing 200,000-square-foot facility.

EPL America, LLC has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Danville, Virginia. The packing manufacturer will invest $37.4 million into the project, generating 24 new jobs for the surrounding area. The expansion will consist of building upgrades and new machinery added to its existing 200,000-square-foot facility. EPL America hopes the expansion will allow it to enter the beauty and cosmetic markets.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Mauro Catopodis, President, EPL Limited Americas Region, said, “We at EPL are grateful to Governor Glenn Youngkin and the incentives provided from the state of Virginia. This will strengthen our long-term commitment to the City of Danville and the Commonwealth of Virginia and help us become a bigger economic benefactor in the community. Thank you on behalf of our 315 employees in Danville and 3,700 worldwide.” 

Governor Glenn Youngkin added, “EPL America’s decision to expand its operations in the City of Danville shows that Virginia is a steadfast business partner for global companies and has a fertile ecosystem for advanced materials manufacturing. Virginia and EPL have worked together for more than 20 years, and I am proud that their leadership decided to reinvest in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s comprehensive talent pool and growing manufacturing sector through this expansion.”

Manufacturers investing in Virginia

Door and window manufacturer invests $10 million to establish new plant in Virginia
The new facility will be used to manufacture and assemble fiberboard and fiberglass doors and windows. 

Mack Trucks spends $14.5 million to increase production at its Virginia facility
The facility will be expanded by 72,000 square feet to increase capacity for its medium-duty truck line.

Northrop Grumman to build advanced electronics manufacturing and testing facility in Virginia 
An $8.5 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund was approved to help Waynesboro secure the project.

Investing in American manufacturing in 2024

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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