Pennsylvania holds a reputation as a world leader in plastics by providing resources to companies and giving them a competitive edge within the industry. Did you know that:
- Our state is the sixth-largest in the country for plastics industry shipments.
- Pennsylvania is ranked sixth in the country for plastics employment.
- Plastics industry shipments in Pennsylvania totalled nearly $19.4 billion in 2006 and comprised 5.1 percent of national shipments ($379 billion).
- Employment in the plastics industry totalled nearly 58,000 people in 2006.
*According to the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI)
Advantages of locating to Hazleton, PA and Northeastern Pennsylvania
For those interested in relocating or starting a plastics facility, here are just a few of the many benefits Hazleton has to offer:
- A less-than-two-hour drive to New York City, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Syracuse
- Direct access to Interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476, giving quick access to suppliers and customers
- Prime rail sites served by Norfolk Southern
- An excellent, skilled workforce with low turnover and low absenteeism
- Lower operating costs
- Access to major ports in Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey and Baltimore
Plastics Employers in the Hazleton Area
Many in the plastics industry have already found a home in Greater Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Listed below are those companies that have found the workforce, infrastructure and location of Greater Hazleton the ideal operating environment to meet the demands of today's high-tech plastics industry:
|Company||Service||# of Employees|
|Bemis Company, Inc.||Plastics materials - extrusion and printing||461|
|Fabri-Kal Corporation||Plastic packaging products||363|
|Reynolds Packaging KAMA, Inc.||Polystyrene plastics||200|
|Pretium Packaging||Plastic bottles and jars||145|
|Graham Packaging||Plastics bottling||126|
|EAM-Mosca Corporation||Plastic strapping||109|
|Simona America||Thermal plastic sheets||78|
|Graham Packaging||Plastic containers for food||75|
|Grief Brothers Corporation||Plastic packaging products||45|
|Concord Plastics||Plastics recycling||20|
|JML Industries||Plastic injection molding||9|
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