ePac Flexible Packaging will continue its rapid growth in cities throughout the United States with seven new manufacturing plants to open this year in Cleveland, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Longview, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City, New York; Louisville, Kentucky, and Richmond, Virginia. All cities are currently open for order taking, with fulfillment handled by other ePac sites while construction is completed.
Established in 2016, ePac currently operates in Madison, Wisconsin; Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Miami, Florida, and has plants under construction in Atlanta, Georgia, Boston, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, California, and Austin, Texas.
ePac serves the communities in which they reside by providing brands of all sizes the ability to go to market faster and order to demand. Known for their ability to economically produce short run, and multi-SKU medium run length jobs in three weeks or less, ePac is the first and only US-based flexible packaging company based entirely on the latest digital printing technology, the HP Indigo 20000.
Partnering with ePac Holdings are several investor groups:
• Indevco Plastics, currently an investor in ePac Austin, will also invest in and operate ePac locations in Philadelphia, Louisville, Longview, and Richmond. Robert Laird, currently executive vice president with Indevco Plastics, will oversee all five Indevco locations.
• Woodhaven Capital Partners, currently an owner-operator in the ePac Boston plant, will add Cleveland and New York City to its portfolio. Tim Novak will serve as managing partner for all three locations.
• MGS Holdings, a Minneapolis-based investment company focused on growth-oriented, market-disrupting business models within the packaging industry, is ePac’s partner in Minneapolis. Scott May, most recently senior vice president of sales and marketing at Inland Packaging, will serve as the company’s managing partner.
Jack Knott, ePac’s CEO: ‘As we’ve announced previously, our strategic intent when we first opened ePac in 2016 was to prove our business model and build 15 ePac locations by the end of 2019. With these new sites coming online by year-end, we will have fulfilled our commitment and look forward to working with brands in these exciting markets.’