Brodrene Hartmann A/S breaks ground on first U.S. manufacturing facility, hiring up to 50 in Rolla

ROLLA, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon recently joined local leaders and company officials of Brodrene Hartmann A/S to break ground on and expand the food packaging manufacturer’s new facility in Rolla, marking the company’s first location in the United States.

Danish company Brodrene Hartmann is the world’s leading manufacturer of molded-fiber egg packaging and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging. The Governor met with company executives during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.

Hartmann’s $30 million-project is expected to create at least 50 new jobs for the area, which the company expects to fill by the start of 2017. Check for Brodrene Hartmann A/S jobs here.

“By choosing to locate their first U.S. facility in Missouri, Hartmann joins a resurgent manufacturing industry that has helped increase employment in the Show-Me State to a record high,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri’s highly-skilled workers, central location, and pro-business climate provide a strong foundation for Hartmann to build on its success. I’m proud to welcome this global leader to Missouri as we continue to create good jobs and grow our economy.”

Hartmann will add 20,000 sq. ft. to an existing facility in Rolla, bringing its total square footage to 354,000 sq. ft. and representing the initial steps that will soon create dozens of new jobs in the area. The Rolla facility will produce sustainably-made, molded-fiber egg cartons for the U.S. market. Cartons will be made of 100 percent recycled newspaper sourced from the Midwest and distributed nationally.

READ MORE of this story in Office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s Press Release. Photo courtesy of Brodrene Hartmann A/S. 

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