Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardbox Packaging, Inc., a multi-national manufacturer of paper/carton-based packaging products, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first headquarters and manufacturing operation in the United States.
“More companies continue to select Pennsylvania as the best place to do business in the U.S.,” Governor Wolf said. “Their decisions are evidence of the work that we’ve been doing during the last six years. We welcome Cardbox to Pennsylvania and we look forward to their growth in the years ahead.”
The selected 27,500-square-foot facility is located in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West Industrial Park in Pittston Township, Luzerne County. The company has committed to investing at least $5.3 million into the project, which is expected to create 35 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
“Cardbox Packaging is very excited about landing in Pennsylvania and taking the first steps in establishing our presence in the U.S. packaging market,” said Michael Schaid, General Manager at Cardbox Packaging, Inc. “We look forward to expanding our U.S. relationships which will result in Cardbox being able to produce innovative products. We appreciate the Governor’s Action Team guidance and support through this process.”
Cardbox received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $75,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and a $15,300 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination provided through DCED’s Office of International Business Development.
Cardbox Packaging is an international producer of high-quality and sophisticated packaging with locations in Austria and Czech Republic. It specializes in offset printing, flatbed die-cutting, and folding gluing to convert raw materials into products for the food, cosmetic and medical industries.