VPET opening new SC plant

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VPET USA LLC is spending nearly $11 million to create a new blow molding and injection molding site in South Carolina that’s expected to begin operations next month.

The new operation in Greer will create 40 jobs.

“This new production facility both aligns with and complements our business growth strategy and provides us with the capacity to support our growing customer base,” CEO Jeff Kellar said in a statement.

VPET makes custom and stock bottles and wide-mouth PET containers for the food and beverage, nutrition, personal care, pharmaceutical and health care segments.

The new location initially will provide blow molding and injection molding services to customers in the Southeast.

VPET was No. 22 in Plastics News’ most recent ranking of North American blow molders with $120 million in sales. Its injection molding operations include investments in new presses in 2021 to mold PET preforms.

Other VPET locations are in Fontana, Calif.; Romeoville, Ill., and Garland, Texas. The company also has in-house packaging production sites at other companies’ locations around the world.

VPET is owned by private investment firm Graham Partners of Newtown Square, Pa.


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