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Denmark-Based Brodrene Hartmann A/S Plans $30 Million Manufacturing Hub In Rolla, Missouri

Denmark-based Brodrene Hartmann A/S, the world’s leading manufacturer of molded-fiber egg packaging and one of the largest manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging, will open a $30 million-manufacturing facility in Rolla, Missouri. The company plans to create 50 new jobs in the area.

The 334,000 square-foot 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.

“With a new factory in Rolla, Missouri, we want to continue positive development,” said Ulrik Kolding Hartvig, CEO of Brodrene Hartmann. “By increasing production capacity and presence in North America, we will gain access to a larger share of the market and have a solid foundation for expanding the business.”

The company anticipates future growth at its new Rolla location with the potential of doubling its investment in the next six years. To assist Hartmann with its new Missouri-based operations, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.

“The location of the facility in Central Missouri provides Hartmann with improved transportation access to customers across the country from the I-44 corridor,” said Gerry Lavis, President of Hartmann North America, “as well as intermodal rail connections in St. Louis and Kansas City, plus an excellent regional manufacturing workforce, and competitive business climate overall. The State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, and the City of Rolla were excellent partners in the location strategy and final decision-making process.”

“Global companies know Missouri is a perfect place to reach key markets and grow their business,” Governor Jay Nixon said. “Missouri’s manufacturing industry contributes billions to our economy while providing good paying jobs for Missouri families. I’m proud to welcome this global leader to Missouri.”

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