ProAmpac dedicates new global Collaboration & Innovation Center in NY state
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, flexible-packaging converting giant ProAmpac officially opened its new, state-of-the-art Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC).
“This is ProAmpac’s new home for product development, rapid sample prototyping and evaluation of new packaging, as well as a training hub for customers and employees,” says Greg Tucker, founder/CEO of the Cincinnati-based flex-pack manufacturer.
Tucker adds that the new 35,000-sq-ft CIC offers three capabilities, all under one roof, to help customers address packaging challenges:
The CIC was constructed on ProAmpac’s Rochester campus and adjoins the existing production facility in the Town of Ogden near Rochester — one of the company’s nearly 50 global manufacturing sites. ProAmpac has more than 5,800 employees, supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries.
“Our CIC is a one-stop center providing our customers with a resource that helps them address their packaging product development needs including product design, testing, graphic design and filling. I am confident this facility will help greatly reduce the time required to go from concept to commercialization,” adds COO Adam Grose. CIC is the permanent home for LEAD ProAmpac Academy, where ProAmpac offers customers and employees twice-a-year training in extrusion, lamination, printing, and other flexible-packaging technologies, especially sustainability.