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Amcor Rigid Plastics to Consolidate Des Plaines, Itasca Manufacturing Facilities

By Business Wire News   


Amcor Rigid Plastics will consolidate its Des Plaines, Ill. manufacturing facility into its Itasca, Ill. manufacturing facility to better meet changing customer needs.

A phased consolidation is planned over the next 12 months to ensure there will be no service disruptions to customers. Des Plaines employees and equipment will be relocated to nearby Itasca during the consolidation. With respect to their current positions, Itasca employees will not be negatively impacted as a result of the consolidation.

“We’ll work closely with our employees and customers to ensure this consolidation is seamless,” said Michael Curia, vice president and general manager of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ North America Diversified Products business unit. “The consolidation of these two operations will allow us to address the changing needs of our customers in the Midwest, provide us with future growth options and improve our level of service to existing customers.”

Amcor Rigid Plastics acquired the Des Plaines facility from Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging in 2010.

Amcor Rigid Plastics currently operates two other manufacturing facilities in the Chicago area – a site in Batavia, Ill. and a new on-site operation in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.

About Amcor Rigid Plastics

Amcor Rigid Plastics is among the world’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, personal care, home care and healthcare industries with 58 facilities in 12 countries. Amcor Rigid Plastics is a subsidiary of Amcor Limited.

Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 27,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 40 countries throughout 180-plus sites.

Amcor supplies rigid and flexible packaging solutions to enhance products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services to help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor (AMC) is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For details, visit

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Media Contact:
Amcor Rigid Plastics
Michael Hodges, 734-302-2503


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