Smithville Manufacturer Creating More Jobs
Smithville –Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West is pleased to announce that Stanpac Inc., Smithville’s largest employer will be expanding its production capacity and creating up to 50 new permanent manufacturing jobs.
Stanpac is being offered a loan of up to $4.5 million by FedDev Ontario to integrate advanced manufacturing processes and add four new production lines. The company is presently operating at near capacity.
Allison said, “Stanpac is a Canadian manufacturing success story. At at time when other companies have been reducing their production capacity, Stanpac has been expanding its operations”
Stanpac manufactures closures for glass milk bottles, and packaging for the ice cream and beverage industries. It also uses technology that prints on glass bottles.
The multi-million dollar investment will allow Stanpac to meet the needs of its existing customers and pursue additional export opportunities beyond North America. The loan is leveraging an additional $41.1 million in private sector investment.
Stanpac’s paper and glass packaging products are 100 per cent recyclable.
Smithville is Stanpac’s North American headquarters. The company has been in business since 1949.