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Bartlo Packaging Relocates-Plans Helena, Arkansas, Operations

Bartlo Packaging, a toll manufacturer serving the specialty chemical industry, will relocate its production center and expand its operations in Helena, Arkansas. The $1.3 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The company recently acquired a 105,000-square-foot building adjacent to its current operations. As part of the investment, BPS will transition its existing operations in Passaic, New Jersey to Phillips County.

“BPS is very happy to announce a major expansion to our business and facilities in Phillips County,” said Bartlo CEO Allen Bartlo. “Begun as an outgrowth of Bartlo Packaging in order to be closer to our customers in the agricultural market, BPS has grown to equal the sales and capabilities of the original New Jersey company. I personally have always felt strong ties to Helena, enjoying seven years living on 10th Street. After 30 years we have made the decision to go ‘all in’ and move the entirety of our operation to Phillips County.”

Bartlo Packaging, Incorporated in 1971, offers contract-packaging services for powders and liquids in flexible film using Vertical Form Fill Seal machines or in other containers.

“Helena is such a rich area of history and culture within our state, and BPS’ decision to move the company’s entire operations to Helena is a testament to the success BPS has experienced in Helena over the past several years,” noted Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “Businesses are realizing that they can lower their costs here while still maintaining the highest standards of quality and productivity, not to mention the amazing quality of life we offer.”

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