Manufacturing packaging company Summit Packaging Solutions LLC will locate its first Kentucky facility in northern Kentucky, with an over USD18.3m investment that will create more than 250 jobs, said Gov. Andy Beshear in a recent press release.
Summit’s new 276,000-square-foot Operations Center of Excellence, in an unincorporated area of Boone County, will improve the company’s ability to serve the Midwest market in support of new and existing customers in the region. In addition to 185 contracted production line jobs at the Summit operation, the nearly 70 direct full-time positions will include assembly and production, maintenance, management and supervisor roles.
“As our economy continues to surge ahead despite the challenges of the pandemic, Summit’s decision to expand into Northern Kentucky is great news for our state and the citizens of Boone County,” Beshear said. “The creation of more than 250 high-quality jobs means new opportunities for area residents, and I appreciate Summit for its investment in Northern Kentucky.”
The region’s extensive transportation network, availability of a skilled workforce and strong community partnerships contributed to the company’s decision to locate in Northern Kentucky.
“We are excited to build a new Operations Center of Excellence in Northern Kentucky,” said Adam C. Walker, Summit’s CEO. “This new location will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job of selecting this site, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of the community.”
Established in 1984, Summit was acquired by a holding company founded by Walker in 2014. The company since has grown with multiple acquisitions, now operating assembly operations in Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with corporate offices in Georgia and Ohio. Summit’s services include customization, assembly of full pallet displays, PDQs, kits, permanent and temporary displays, multipacks, shrink-wrapping and banding, labeling, print-registered bundle wrapping and distribution, and transportation.
Company leaders say they expect the facility to be operational by November.