Case Studies

alplaPackaging company expands Iowa City (Iowa) facility

Alpla, Inc., from Austria, has been manufacturing plastic packaging products for the past eight years in Iowa City (Iowa). Alpla's customers include Procter and Gamble, Unilever and Clorox. The company was awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to expand its current Iowa facility and purchase machinery and assembly equipment. The project is expected to create 37 new jobs, 19 of which are incented. The project represents a $12 million capital investment. (April 20, 2012, DES MOINES, Iowa)

keykeg 280Keykeg opens its Chicago Office

KeyKeg is about to open an American office, in Chicago, Illinois. Starting 2 January 2014, the office will be staffed by Andy Halcarz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Lindsay Lassooy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The new office's address is: One Magnificent Mile, 980 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 in Chicago. Both Lindsay and Andy can be reached on: +1-312-489-8425.

Andy Halcarz is an American who knows the American beer and wine market through and through. Andy began working full-time for KeyKeg customers in 2008 at Scholle Packaging before he made this move. He is a fervent beer and wine enthusiast and brews beer himself. Lindsay Lassooy's mother is American, and Lindsay has spent a lot of time in the US. She has spent the last year learning about KeyKeg and the American beer and wine market, and has already helped many of our US customers. She's looking forward to living in the US.

VoestalpineAutomotive industry supplier creating 220 jobs near Cartersville

Atlanta, August 15, 2012 - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a manufacturing facility near Cartersville in Bartow County creating 220 jobs. The company, investing $62 million in this new facility, will be its first in the Southeast.

lacroixIML Containers expanded in Iowa

The Iowa Economic Development Board approved tax incentives through the High Quality Jobs program for IML Containers Iowa, Inc. to complete a proposed expansion of its facility in Le Mars (Iowa). The company is part of the Lacroix Group, a French company that is a leader in the production of wooden, cardboard and plastic containers for the dairy market. The proposal includes a 46,500 square-foot expansion that would house further production and warehouse areas.

lorealOn November 15th, 2012, Governor Steve Beshear joined company and local officials in northern Kentucky to announce an expansion for global cosmetics and hair care manufacturer L'Oréal USA, which plans to add 211 jobs and invest more than $42 million in the Commonwealth.

Gov. Beshear met with L'Oréal officials in Paris during an economic development trip to Europe this summer to discuss the company's Kentucky footprint and growth opportunities.

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