Prolamina Celebrates Westfield, MA Facility Groundbreaking
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Prolamina Corporation, a leading North American packaging company that serves the food, medical and specialty markets, celebrated breaking ground on a major renovation of their Westfield, MA manufacturing facility.
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Prolamina groundbreaking ceremony participants (Pictured L to R) Dave Hopkins President, U.S. Operations, Prolamina; Kate Phelon, Executive Director, Westfield Chamber of Commerce; Tim French, Chief Operating Officer, Prolamina; Joanne Berry, Director of Human Resources, Prolamina; Greg Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Prolamina ; John Velis, State Representative; Donald Humason, State Senator; Joe Mitchell, City Advancement Officer. (Photo: Business Wire).
In addition to over 100 Prolamina employees, this exciting celebration was attended by state and local officials such as State Senator, Donald Humason; State Representative, John Velis; Westfield City Advancement Officer, Joe Mitchell; Westfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Kate Phelon; and many members of the Westfield City Council.
The event kicked off with words from President of Prolamina’s U.S. Operations Dave Hopkins, followed by the presentation of an Official Citation from the mayor’s office, given by Joe Mitchell; recognition from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives was then presented by John Velis; with concluding remarks from Prolamina CEO Gregory Tucker. The shovel ceremony concluded the formal events after which attendees enjoyed lunch and an ice cream sundae reception.
The Westfield facility produces flexible packaging solutions from the most basic to the most technologically advanced multi-layer packaging substrate. Westfield’s 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility has been in operation for over 30 years. Although the building has seen improvements and renovations, until now, a refurbishment of this magnitude has never been done.
The build out includes facility improvements that are necessary to remain a leader in the markets we serve. Along with exterior and interior beautification, there will be improved facility wide technology and green initiatives. Infrastructure improvement projects include: adding additional administrative space; a small amount of manufacturing space; roof repair / replacement; overall building maintenance and rehabilitation; air quality and flooring improvements; and the accommodation of new manufacturing equipment.
In the end, the improvements will make the Westfield facility a showpiece for Prolamina and provide significant aesthetic improvement to the gateway of downtown Westfield.
Prolamina’s Westfield facility employs over 250 people and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Prolamina is a full-service supplier of technology-driven, innovative, flexible packaging. With multiple manufacturing facilities in North America, we are dedicated to providing solutions to your specific packaging needs. Visit: www.prolamina.com
Kristy Paulin, 413-875-9872
Marketing Communications Manager