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ePac Flexible Packaging Expands in San Bernardino County

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Rapidly growing new company to add jobs and serve local businesses

Chino, CA (May 20, 2019) — ePac Flexible Packaging, the market leader in quick-turn, short to medium run length production of flexible packaging, has announced that it will expand its operations into a 25,000-square-foot facility located at 5475 Daniels Street in Chino, CA. ePac LA, a full-service flexible packaging manufacturer will open in June 2019, with order taking available now.

ePac LA will focus on regional food manufacturers and contract packagers throughout Southern California and the surrounding area.  With a focus on small and medium size businesses, ePac is the only US company based on the latest in digital printing technology, providing brands of all sizes fast time to market, high-definition graphics, low minimum orders, and the ability to customize packaging to select target markets.

ePac’s service delivery model is based on the latest in digital printing technology from Hewlett-Packard, the Indigo 20000, and is geared to shipping finished pouches in 3 weeks or less, rollstock in 10 days, and economically producing small and medium run length multi-SKU orders.

ePac customers benefit from the ability to launch new products faster, make changes rapidly, run more promotions, eliminate the cost of plates, and more effectively use packaging as a marketing tool.

ePac is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and is committed to finding ways to lessen the impact of plastics on the environment. The company’s digital printing platform uses less energy and produces a lower carbon footprint than conventional printing technologies. With the ability to order to demand, brands can reduce inventory and obsolescence and avoid plastic waste from entering our environment. Additionally, ePac offers recyclable films, and is engaged in R&D projects focused on compostable materials and other forms of sustainable innovation.

Since opening its first plant in 2016, the rapidly growing Delray Beach, Florida-based company will have fifteen locations across the US by the end of 2019, six of which are now operational.  In addition, the company has announced expansion into Europe, with its first plant to open in the UK later this year as well. For more information visit ePacFlexibles.com.

According to Walid Boustani, Managing Partner of ePac LA: “In each market we have gone into, local small and medium size businesses see ePac as a great alternative to long lead times, high minimum order requirements, and overseas packaging suppliers”.

“We are thrilled to continue to support the growth of ePac in the County and the fact that they are bringing more than 70 jobs to the region. We applaud their focus on sustainable packaging and their work to lessen their environmental impact.  We appreciate their commitment and look forward to helping them to continue to expand,” said Reg Javier, San Bernardino County Deputy Executive Officer, Workforce and Economic Development.

San Bernardino County’s Economic Development Agency facilitated key meetings between ePac and its various resource partners to ensure the company could take advantage of a number of incentives. To that end, ePac was successfully awarded $2.3 million in Tax Credits through the California Competes program. The County’s workforce development agency is also supporting the firm’s staffing needs as it plans for its business growth.

 

About San Bernardino County: Located at the heart of Southern California, an economy of 23 million people, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities, San Bernardino County encompasses more than two million residents with a workforce of nearly 900,000. Its assets include an innovation corridor of close to two dozen colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of roadways, runways and railways that lead to regional, national and international business centers. Visit www.SBCountyAdvantage.com.

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