Past, present and future in Wisconsin
American Packaging Corporation, a leader in the flexible packaging industry, recently selected DeForest as the location for a new satellite facility. A project whose first phase will include a 170,000-square-foot building, two 10-station gravure presses, ink blending, cylinder storage and finishing equipment, it is expected to create more than 60 new jobs.
The company will invest more than $50 million into the new facility, and as a result will receive up to $750,000 in performance-based state tax credits from WEDC over a five-year period. The DeForest parcel was pre-certified as development-ready through the Certified In Wisconsin® Program, and the Village of DeForest is also supporting the project with subsidized land, infrastructure and other incentives.
Flexible packaging for food, medical and other needs
Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Columbus, the company specializes in 10-color high-definition flexographic printing, 10-color rotogravure printing, multi-ply extrusion, co-extrusion and adhesive lamination of film, paper and foil. The company’s products and techniques support industries including dry foods, seasoning and mixes, coffee and tea, refrigerated dairy and fresh produce, frozen products, confectionary, medical, personal care, nutraceutical, hard-to-hold products, liquids and other specialty items.