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.
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.