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EPL America Expands Danville, Virginia, Production Operations

EPL America, LLC, a specialty packaging manufacturer, plans to expand its manufacturing operation in Danville, Virginia. The $34.7 million project is expected to create 24 jobs.

The investment will include building upgrades and new machinery that will allow the company to grow into the beauty and cosmetic markets and serve customers interested in replacing existing plastic products with laminate tubes.

“We at EPL are grateful to Governor Glenn Youngkin and the incentives provided from the state of Virginia,” said Mauro Catopodis, President, EPL Limited Americas Region. “This will strengthen our long-term commitment to the City of Danville and the Commonwealth of Virginia and help us become a bigger economic benefactor in the community. Thank you on behalf of our 315 employees in Danville and 3,700 worldwide.”

The Governor’s office approved a $90,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City of Danville with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“We are proud to have EPL expand in Virginia and the City of Danville,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The Commonwealth offers the location, infrastructure, and robust workforce that attract companies like EPL, and I congratulate all the partners involved in securing this project that will create new jobs and contribute to a prosperous economy for local citizens.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Danville and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project.

“EPL has been an integral part of Danville’s thriving manufacturing sector for over two decades, continually innovating through modernization of technology, processes, and equipment to ensure ongoing success for their workforce in the years ahead,” added Linda Green, Executive Director of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance. “Their contributions to excellence in packaging keeps them at the forefront of the industry, guaranteeing their continued contributions to both the region and the Commonwealth.”

EPL America, LLC is part of EPL Group, a global leader in specialty packaging. EPL produces plastic laminated tubes for industries such as oral care, beauty and cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The company currently operates 21 factories across five continents.

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