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Cardbox Packaging To Open First U.S. Operation In Pittston Twp.

May 16, 2019

Cardbox Packaging, Inc., an international manufacturer of paper and carton-based packaging products, has selected Pittston Twp. as the location for its first headquarters and manufacturing operation in the U.S.

The company will open in a 27,500-square-foot facility in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West and has committed to investing at least $5.3 million into the project, which is expected to create 35 full-time jobs over the next three years, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday in a press release.

“More companies continue to select Pennsylvania as the best place to do business in the U.S.,” Wolf said in the press release. “Their decisions are evidence of the work that we’ve been doing during the last six years. We welcome Cardbox to Pennsylvania and we look forward to their growth in the years ahead.” 

Michael Schaid, general manager at Cardbox Packaging, said company officials are “very excited about landing in Pennsylvania and taking the first steps in establishing our presence in the U.S. packaging market.”

“We look forward to expanding our U.S. relationships which will result in Cardbox being able to produce innovative products,” Schaid said in a statement.

Cardbox received a funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development for a $75,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $70,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon creating jobs and a $15,300 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who report to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania with additional coordination provided through DCED’s Office of International Business Development.

Cardbox produces high-quality and sophisticated packaging with locations in Austria and Czech Republic. It specializes in offset printing, flatbed die-cutting and folding gluing to convert raw materials into products for the food, cosmetic and medical industries.

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