Pratt Industries Executive Global Chairman Anthony Pratt announced a new commitment by the corrugated packaging company to invest $500 million and create hundreds of jobs in Pennsylvania over the next ten years.
“Pratt Industries is proud to employ more than 800 Pennsylvanians across the state in high-paying, green collar, advanced manufacturing jobs, and our total culminative investment in Pennsylvania now exceeds $500 million,” said Anthony Pratt, Pratt Industries Executive Chairman. “As part of that commitment, I’m honored today to pledge a further investment of $500 million in recycling, remanufacturing and clean energy infrastructure over the next ten years, to create hundreds of new jobs in the great state of Pennsylvania. Our investments will allow the company to grow for years to come, supporting our customers, employees and the community.”
Pratt Industries has invested $500 million in Pennsylvania to date and employs more than 800 total workers at its facilities in Carlisle (Cumberland County), Reading (Berks County), East Greenville (Montgomery County) and Macungie and Emmaus (both in Lehigh County). As part of its new $500 million commitment, the company will invest in recycling, remanufacturing and clean energy infrastructure.
The Commonwealth, through DCED, provided Pratt Industries with a more than $1.3 million funding offer in 2011 to locate a box manufacturing plant in Macungie that helped create 125 jobs.
“I want to plant a flag, and make it clear to companies across the country and around the world that Pennsylvania is open for business. Having Pratt Industries invest a total of $1 billion in Pennsylvania and create hundreds of new jobs is a clear sign that the Commonwealth is a place where global businesses can grow and succeed,” said Governor Josh Shapiro.