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Aluminum can production and distribution center set to open in Waco

Will bring 120 production jobs, 300 indirect jobs
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Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 17:15:45-05

WACO, TX — A packaging solutions production company is set to open its first aluminum can production and distribution center in Waco.

Envases Group, a Mexico-based company, is set to open the center in late 2021.

“Our decision to establish this plant in Waco is the result of an extensive and thoughtful review process. Waco is an ideal location for Envases from a logistical perspective as a procurement point, from a quality standpoint due to the highly qualified workforce, and from an accessibility perspective for our clients,” said Javier Pietrini, Vice president of the Aluminum Division of Envases.

The facility will be located in Texas Central Park and will have more than 450,000 square-feet of production and distribution space.

The company says it manufactures a variety of packaging solutions to meet the needs of its customer base. The Waco facility will focus on "aluminum beverage containers commonly used for soft drinks, beers, energy drinks, teas and non-carbonated beverages."

The raw material supply base will be mostly USA materials.

“The City of Waco is pleased to support the investment and location of a new manufacturing facility by Envases, a world-wide recognized leader in their industry, and we look forward to their construction and operation in Waco,” said Mayor Dillon Meek, City of Waco. “The addition of 120 full-time quality jobs and more than $100m in capital investment will be beneficial for our community for years to come. Businesses like Envases opening new facilities in Waco bring the promise of a bright future for our local economy and the opportunity of financial security for our citizens.”

The center will bring over 120 full-time production jobs, more than 300 indirect jobs and more than 250 jobs in the construction of the facility.

“We again welcome another well-respected international business to our community,” said Scott Felton, McLennan County Judge. “This modern aluminum can manufacturing facility will provide high quality jobs for our community.”