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Austrian-Based Cardbox Packaging Expands Pittston, Pennsylvania, Operations

Austrian-based Cardbox Packaging Inc., a multinational manufacturer of paper/carton-based packaging products, expanded its operations in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The $5.3 million project is expected to create 35 jobs.

The investment includes an additional 11,000-square-feet at the company's U.S. manufacturing headquarters, located at the CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West Industrial Park.

“Setting a plant in Pittston was a strategic step forward for the whole Cardbox Packaging group,” said Klaus Hockl, Managing Director of Cardbox Packaging. “We are thrilled that this expansion will help facilitate our future growth.”

Cardbox Packaging is an international producer of high-quality and sophisticated packaging with locations in Austria and Czech Republic. The company specializes in offset printing, flatbed die-cutting, and folding gluing to convert raw materials into products for the food, cosmetic and medical industries.

“I’d like to congratulate Cardbox on this expansion, and this really is a prime example of the positive ripple effects of DCED’s economic development investments in Pennsylvania,” noted Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for International Business Development David Briel. “We worked with our regional partners to first get Greiner Packaging to locate its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operation here, which eventually enabled its strategic partner, Cardbox, to follow suit in 2019. It’s been great to watch these international companies come here to the Commonwealth and grow their North American operations from a Pennsylvania base.”

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