Logoplaste expanding facility, adding jobs to plastic bottle plant in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Portuguese-based plastic bottle manufacturer Logoplaste will invest $35 million to expand its facility in Kansas City, making it the company’s new U.S. manufacturing and distribution hub. The expansion is expected to create 110 new jobs over the next five years, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Beginning this year, Logoplaste plans to initiate recruitment for the new jobs in a number of fields including management, technical, and manufacturing. Once fully staffed, the company expects its total employment to reach 185.

The company’s expansion also involves some relocation from their Chicago plant to the Missouri plant as well as the installation of new equipment and facility upgrades. New blowing and injection equipment is needed to accommodate expanded agreements with some local and out of state customers.

“We are very pleased to be able to expand operations in the state of Missouri. Logoplaste is extremely appreciative of the support it has received from the local community, local organizations, Mayor James, EDCKC, and Governor Nixon for their continued support in our shared goal of creating jobs and economic growth in the state of Missouri,” said Rui Abelho, Logoplaste’s North America managing director. “Logoplaste conducts business in numerous states and countries, and I can honestly say that our management team has always been, and continues to be, impressed with the business-friendly environment in the state of Missouri.”

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Source:  Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Missouri Business Magazine, March 2016, p. 7

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