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Premier Packaging Corporation Expands-Establishes Henrietta, New York, Plant

Premier Packaging Corporation will relocate into a 105,000 square-foot, newly constructed facility located in Wiregrass Business Park in the Town of Henrietta, New York. The $6.2 million project is expected to create 37 new jobs and retain 52.

In order to better accommodate demand for its products, Premier Packaging Corporation will additionally purchase new machinery and equipment. The company expects to be operational in the new space by the end of 2021.

“Premier’s continued success is the result of our team’s dedication and commitment to quality and customer care. Leading with this customer-centric approach has paved the way for expansion through new business opportunities and continues to strengthen our organization’s culture. We look forward to the next phase of expanding and investing in our products, service, and team,” said Premier Packaging Corporation President and DSS Chief Operating Officer, Jason Grady.

Empire State Development is assisting Premier Packaging by providing up to $700,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits in exchange for job creation commitments. Monroe County, Rochester Gas & Electric and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with the company’s continued growth.

“Premier Packaging Corporation’s new facility, at the state-of-the-art Wiregrass Business Park, will allow this leading company to meet growing client demand,” added Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler. “Their commitment to expand in the Finger Lakes also reflects a regional talent pool and unique assets that attract top-notch businesses. New York's targeted support for forward-thinking projects like this one will continue to strengthen the economy and create top quality jobs in Monroe County and across the state.”

Premier Packaging Corporation was founded in 1989 and was acquired by DSS, Inc. in 2010. DSS is a multinational company, operating businesses in consumer packaging, blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, medical real estate, and securitized digital assets. Premier has been a market leader in providing innovative and secure solutions for consumer paperboard packaging for over a quarter of a century.

“The Greater Rochester, NY region’s packaging assets and expertise, along with a competitive cost of doing business, made our community the perfect location for Premier Packaging Corporation’s expansion,” said Matt Hurlbutt, President and CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise.

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