Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Arkay Packaging in Botetourt To Expand

Arkay Packaging Corporation (above) plans to expand its Botetourt County facility, creating 25 jobs and investing $7.5 million. This is the third expansion for Arkay since it located in Botetourt County’s EastPark Commerce Center in 1996.

The 25 new jobs will be in press operations, quality control, finishing and gluing. The investment includes a state-of-the-art Heidelberg XL105 printing press, as well as a new Bobst die-cutting press.

“This expansion enables Arkay to increase capacity and continue to be the leader in innovative packaging solutions,” said Mitchell Kaneff, Chairman/CEO of Arkay Packaging.

“This is the latest example of the strength of existing business in Botetourt County,” said Billy Martin, chair of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. “The excellent business climate and strong workforce create an environment of success for innovative, growth-oriented companies such as Arkay.”

The Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide assistance to help offset initial hiring and training expenses. These new hires will bring the number of full-time employees in Arkay’s Roanoke Region facility to 175.

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