HAZELWOOD, Mo.— Silgan Plastics has announced the construction of a new production facility at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, Mo. The company plans to use 335,000 sq. ft. of space in a 535,000 sq. ft. spec building under construction by Panattoni Development at the former Ford plant site. This expansion is in addition to the recently announced greenfield facility in the Borough of North East, Pennsylvania.
The facility further optimizes customer support and is logistically located to take on additional growth. It is expected to be operational in late 2015. A total of 120 new manufacturing jobs will be brought to the area with an expected payroll of approximately $4.3 million dollars. Silgan Plastics is the second industrial tenant going in at Aviator Business Park.
Sarah Macdonald, President of Silgan Plastics explained, “The primary focus of the facility is to support the growth of existing long-term strategic customers, lower the overall operating cost of our manufacturing network, and to provide a platform for growth in target markets.”
Silgan would like to acknowledge Mayor Matthew Robinson, the Hazelwood City Council and the Economic Development Sales Tax Board whose support was invaluable in allowing this project to move forward.
Silgan Plastics is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in North America for a variety of markets, including personal care, food, health care and household and industrial chemical markets.
Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson shakes hands with Silgan Plastics President Sarah Macdonald while standing next to City Manager Matthew Zimmerman and Silgan Plastics CFO Chris Bohnert after the City Council approved the second reading of a forgivable loan agreement. Silgan plans to construct a 335,000 sq. ft. production facility at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, bringing at least 120 new manufacturing jobs to the area with an expected payroll of $4.3 million dollars.
To assist Silgan Plastics with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.