New $50M Plant Slated for Burley

BURLEY • A plastics manufacturer plans to break ground this month on a new $50 million facility, the state announced Thursday.

Fabri-Kal Corp. of Kalamazoo, Mich., will employ about 50 people when the plant opens this fall, the company said. It could eventually bring about 100 new jobs to Burley.

“This was a great collaborate effort,” said Doug Manning, the city’s economic development director. “A lot of agencies came together to put this together.”

Geographic location, availability of raw materials, and the promise of quick plant approval attracted Fabri-Kal to Burley, Manning said. The company hopes to break ground March 30 and be fully operational by the fall.

Fabri-Kal, a manufacturer of food containers, operates three other plants in Kalamazoo, Hazleton, Penn., and Greenville, S.C. The Burley plant will help the company expand its environmentally friendly Greenware packaging line, products made from a patented process using wheat straw and soy straw, not petroleum.


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