Sonoco opens 11,000 sq ft facility in Ohio

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Sonoco Products Company (Sonoco), one of the largest aerosol can producers in North America, has announced the grand opening of a new multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art centre at 2850 Charter Street in Columbus, Ohio in the US.
The 11,000 square foot facility includes modern laboratories, prototyping equipment, training rooms and collaboration spaces.
The company said the opening of the Sonoco Metal Packaging Technical & Engineering Center demonstrates its commitment to expanding leadership in sustainable metal packaging.
It also creates a centralised location to support Sonoco's customers with design support, advanced technical services, process development, engineering and training.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Ernest Haynes, president of Sonoco’s metal packaging business stated: “We are excited to unveil our new state-of-the-art centre, which supports another milestone in our pursuit of excellence and our unwavering commitment to high-quality, precision-manufactured metal packaging. Our new centre will foster even greater collaboration and productivity in a unified workspace where Sonoco will bring together can makers, brand owners, industry suppliers and scientific partners to harness the latest advances in technology and deliver greater value to our customers.”
Sonoco produces steel tinplate 2-piece and 3-piece aerosol and food cans along with closures and packaging components from 12 manufacturing operations across the US.
Sonoco president and CEO, Howard Coker, commented: "We continue to invest in our packaging portfolio to leverage new technologies and innovations and provide our customers with the most modern and efficient solutions in the industry. The opening of our new Steel Can Technology Institute stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to provide superior solutions in leading-edge technology, design, and manufacturing for our customers."

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