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Germany-Based Papier-Mettler Plans Moorefield, West Virginia, Operations

Papier-Mettler, a German packaging manufacturer, has acquired an industrial building and will establish operations in Moorefield, West Virginia. The $48 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The site was chosen due to the proximity to the Port of Baltimore, as well as its planned infrastructure, according to company officials.

“The USA is one of the largest growth markets for Papier-Mettler. That’s why we want to focus our energy on US expansion. We are convinced that the new location will not only create numerous advantages for us, but also for the local economy as well as the job market,” says Michael Mettler, CEO.

Papier-Mettler is the market leader for service packaging made from paper and plastic and one of the leading manufacturers of flexible packaging in Europe. The company employs around 5,000 people in 16 countries and already operates a sales office in Raynham, Massachusetts. In addition to paper and plastic packaging, Papier-Mettler offers other sustainable packaging solutions, including those made from recycled or renewable raw materials.

“The investment Papier-Mettler is making in our great state is truly amazing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’ll never find more dedicated, hardworking, and productive employees than those in West Virginia,” Governor Jim Justice said. “I am beyond excited that this $48 million investment will create up to 100 jobs for West Virginians. This is just another announcement proving that we’ve got the right people and the right business-friendly environment in West Virginia. I couldn’t be happier that all kinds of world-class businesses like Papier-Mettler are setting up shop or expanding operations in West Virginia. Our rocket ship ride that I promised is continuing everyday and all West Virginians should be incredibly proud.”

“We are so excited to welcome this German packaging recycling and packaging manufacturing company to our great state and are happy they said Yes to West Virginia,” said WVDED Secretary Mitch Carmichael. “This sustainable packing company is a great asset to our community, and their $48 million investment will benefit our economy.”

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