Saica Group held a groundbreaking event at the site of its first U.S. plant in Ohio. The 350,000 square-foot plant will manufacture corrugated packaging. The project marks Spanish company Saica’s expansion into the U.S. market, and represents a $72-million investment. Because of COVID-19 concerns, in-person attendance at the event was limited, but several regional government officials were on hand to welcome Saica to the region, while others joined via video messages.
“This event marks the start of ambitious expansion plans for the U.S. market,” said Saica Group President Ramón Alejandro. “We’re excited that this day is here, and truly appreciate the support we’ve received from our partners here in the U.S.” State and local incentives are supporting Saica’s investment in Hamilton. In June, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved an eight-year job creation tax credit to build the new facility in Hamilton.
Saica Group expects to create 64 new jobs in the region, including 27 skilled operators, 15 manufacturing, engineering and supply chain professionals, 13 sales staff and nine office and management jobs.
About Saica Group
Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3.5 million of short tons of paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.