Canadian Manufacturing

Smithville, Ont. packaging firm Stanpac launching $45.6M expansion

Company to hire up to 50 new workers, increase capacity, exports with four new production lines

December 19, 2016  by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff

SMITHVILLE, Ont.—Ontario packaging firm Stanpac Inc. is kicking off a major expansion project at its Smithville, Ont. plant.

The company, which specializes in ice cream packaging and glass container printing, will invest a total of $45.6 million in the expansion project, adding four production lines and integrating a number of advanced manufacturing processes into its existing operations.

The project will increase the company’s capacity, allowing it to increase its exports and diversify its customer base.

Along with approximately $41.1 million in private sector funds, the federal government is contributing $4.5 million to the project through FedDev Ontario. Stanpac will also receive $100,000 through the joint FedDev Ontario-Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth program.

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Already the largest employer in Smithville—a small town between Hamilton and St. Catharines—Stanpac plans to a hire as many as 50 new workers by the time the project is complete.


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