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Berry Plastics Group to reopen facility


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Berry Plastics Group is to reopen its Madisonville, Kentucky, manufacturing facility to increase its production capacity.

Berry closed the site earlier this year as a result of the redistribution of production to its other rigid closed top manufacturing facilities.

The plant will manufacture rigid open top products next year and the firm will ramp up employment at the facility to reach a targeted employment level of 400.

Berry acquired the facility during its acquisition of Rexam’s specialty and beverage closures business in August 2011.

Jon Rich, chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics, said: “We are extremely appreciative of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hopkins County officials, and the city of Madisonville for their joint support of this initiative, which will allow us to reopen the facility, creating the opportunity for new jobs within the region and specifically the Madisonville community.”