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Opportunity Austin welcomes flexible packaging plant to Austin

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Nov 13, 2018
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AUSTIN, Texas — The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s economic development arm, Opportunity Austin, announced US-based ePac Flexible Packaging will open a new location in Austin on Dec. 1.
 
The new manufacturing facility is located at 4509 Freidrich Lane, Building 1. ePac works primarily with food manufacturers, as well as producers of lawn and garden, pet food, and sports nutrition products to create flexible packaging with high-definition graphics and low-minimum orders. Order turnaround time is typically 15 days or less.
 
The Opportunity Austin team worked directly with ePac to guide it through the site selection process and educate staff on Austin’s market demographics.

“We’re excited that ePac has chosen Austin for its next expansion,” said Opportunity Austin/Austin Chamber Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Charisse Bodisch. “In addition to the jobs being created in graphics and manufacturing, the company has decided to headquarter their finance and marketing functions in Austin. The diversity of opportunities this announcement is bringing to Austin is another example that Opportunity Austin’s job generation mission is being fulfilled. ePac’s expertise and innovative approach to digital printing will benefit businesses across our region and help the companies that use their services work smarter and more efficiently.”

 
ePac first opened for business in May 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, and has since added plants in Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Miami, Florida. Additional locations in Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; and Los Angeles, California, are underway. This extended footprint provides brands of all sizes the ability to introduce new products faster, run more promotions, make changes on the fly, and order to demand. The company uses the latest in digital printing technology, which enables brands to go to market with highly customized packaging.

“In each market we have gone into, local small- and medium-sized businesses see ePac as a great option to long lead times, high minimum order requirements, and overseas packaging suppliers,” said Austin resident and ePac Cofounder/Chief Marketing Officer Carl Joachim. “In addition to manufacturing and graphics jobs we will create locally, Austin is also where we will be locating our headquarters finance and marketing functions.”

About the Greater Austin Chamber: The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 2,800 members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Opportunity Austin visit AustinChamber.com.
 
About ePac Flexible Packaging: ePac is a full-service packaging converter providing all prepress, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making on-site. For more information visit ePacFlexibles.com.
 

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Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.