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Graham Packaging Expanding Facilty

Maker of plastic containers for foods, beverages and other items is planning a $12 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Altavista, Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Graham Packaging Company LP is planning a $12 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Altavista.

Governor Tim Kaine announced the project Thursday. Kaine said the expansion will create 10 jobs.

York, Pennsylvania-based Graham Packaging manufactures custom blow-molded plastic containers for foods, beverages and other items. It has 83 plants in North America, Europe and South America and had $2.49 billion in sales in 2007.

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