New Alcan Edgewood, N.Y. Labels Plant Opens

$33 million facility will initially employ 85 workers

Alcan announced Friday that it has commenced commercial production at its new labels operation in Edgewood, N.Y. Alcan Packaging is a manufacturer of flexible packaging; and roll-fed labels and shrink and stretch labels for the food market.

"The $33 million investment in a Manufacturing Center of Excellence for our labels business demonstrates our commitment to grow in markets where we believe we have strategic and competitive advantages in packaging technologies and service," said Ilene Gordon, President, Alcan Packaging Food Americas.

The Edgewood plant will initially employ 85 people and will house two 10-color flexographic printing presses with room for future expansion. The operation joins four other Alcan Packaging sites manufacturing labels in Canada and the US.