Liqui-Box Corporation is moving forward with an expansion project that will enable increased production capabilities at its Upper Sandusky facility. Now headquartered in Richmond, VA, Liqui-Box is a global leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions. The company produces bag-in-box, pouches, fitments, and films that are used in various industries, including beverages, milk & dairy, juices, food products, wines, edible oils, liquid eggs, paints, motor oils, and many others. (For a company overview, click the video below.)
The local Liqui-Box facility is responsible for producing valves and fitments that are used in the company’s packaging solution products. Although the plant produces millions of parts per day, the growing company has been considering ways to enhance its production capabilities. Leadership from the WCOED, JobsOhio, and Ohio Rail Development Commission worked together with Liqui-Box to identify areas of assistance.
Although a local CRA application was made to the City of Upper Sandusky, the company ultimately decided not to move forward with a physical expansion of its local building. Instead Liqui-Box has decided to proceed with other phases of the project including new rail siding at the facility to bring in raw materials, new material handling equipment, storage silos, and new production and assembly equipment. The more efficient equipment will offer the ability to produce more product and the ability to bring in new product lines.
Over the next two years, estimated capital investment on behalf of the company is roughly $2.8 million. New job creation will be around 7, and the local facility has already been adding additional new jobs since late-2015 when it added another shift. The Ohio Rail Development Commission has offered a $100,000 grant to offset the new rail siding and support the Liqui-Box project.