Bowling Green, Ky. (April 10, 2019) - Today, Alpla, Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking of their new facility in the Kentucky Transpark. This $6.9 million project includes the addition of 60,000 square-feet of warehouse space.
Alpla employs over 20,000 people at their 178 locations across 46 countries and spanning 5 continents. Alpla's original announcement in 2013 included the creation of 72 new jobs, $22.4 million in capital investment and the purchase of the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority's Speculative Building IV in the Kentucky Transpark.
Alpla is a world leader in the development and production of plastic packaging solutions. They produce innovative packaging systems, bottles, closures and injection-molded parts for a wide range of industries including household goods, personal care and food and beverages. The company and their products are shaped by their tradition as a family-operated business, the use of latest technologies, their desire for innovative solutions, and the expertise and commitment of their employees.
"We are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of Alpla's new facility here in Bowling Green," said Ron Bunch, Chamber President and CEO. "They have been exemplary members of our business community. Their growth is no surprise and we look forward to their future in our community."
"We congratulate Alpla on their groundbreaking," said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. "It's always a good day when we celebrate the continued growth of companies in our community."
"It's very exciting to continue to see companies thrive all across our community," said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. "Warren County is a great place to do business and Alpla is one more shining example of our strong business community."
This expansion project will have an economic impact on South Central Kentucky totaling $52.64 million over the next 10 years.
For more information about Alpla, Inc., and available career opportunities, visit https://www.alpla.com/en.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.