Today we heard from Rich Mills and Kelly Bollin of Huhtamaki. They are moving into part of the old Ford plant in Batavia. Over $20 million is being spent to re-purpose the building.
Huhtamaki is a manufacturer of consumer specialty packaging with a head office located in Espoo, Finland. They were established as a candy factory in 1920 and then expanded into food packaging in the 1930s. Their packaging division separated in the 1960s and became a leader in Europe. Today they manufacture smooth and rough molded fiber products, release films, flexible packaging, foodservice paper cups and other products based on paper forming technology.
Their website states, “Huhtamaki is a specialty packaging organization that provides many of the world’s most recognizable consumer goods packaging and foodservice containers, as well as the retail line of Chinet® premium disposable tableware.”
Their values include:
-Treating their world with respect
-Knowing their business
-Getting things done for customers and employees
At a recent job fair with Workforce One, Huhtamaki had over 1000 applications. They hope to add about 300 jobs in Clermont County.