Envases Group, a Mexico-based global leader in the production of packaging solutions, plans to open its first aluminum can production and distribution center at Texas Central Park in Waco, Texas. The $100 million project is expected to create 120 new jobs.
Upon completion, the facility will have more than 450,000 square-feet of production and distribution space. The opening is projected for late 2021.
“Our decision to establish this plant in Waco is the result of an extensive and thoughtful review process. Waco is an ideal location for Envases from a logistical perspective as a procurement point, from a quality standpoint due to the highly qualified workforce, and from an accessibility perspective for our clients,” said Javier Pietrini, Vice president of the Aluminum Division of Envases.
Envases’ decision to locate in Greater Waco represents a regional economic development collaboration between Waco, McLennan County, and the Waco Industrial Foundation, chamber officials said. Waco and McLennan County strategically partnered to provide incentives supporting the project. In addition, the Waco Industrial Foundation partnered with the project regarding the land necessary to sustain the Envases operation.
“The City of Waco is pleased to support the investment and location of a new manufacturing facility by Envases, a world-wide recognized leader in their industry, and we look forward to their construction and operation in Waco,” said Mayor Dillon Meek, City of Waco. “The addition of 120 full-time quality jobs and more than $100 million in capital investment will be beneficial for our community for years to come. Businesses like Envases opening new facilities in Waco bring the promise of a bright future for our local economy and the opportunity of financial security for our citizens.”
Envases manufactures a variety of packaging solutions to meet the needs of its customer base. The Waco operation will focus on aluminum beverage containers commonly used for soft drinks, beers, energy drinks, teas and non-carbonated beverages with the raw material supply base for production mostly USA materials.