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October 21, 2021

Cleveland paper products maker Ranpak to build Shelton innovation center

Cloe Poisson | CT Mirror Gov. Ned Lamont speaking at a press conference.

A Cleveland-based global company that provides environmentally sustainable products for e-commerce and industrial supply chains has announced it will be building a new innovation and automation center in Shelton, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.

Paper-based packaging products provider Ranpak Holdings Corp. said it expects to hire about 35 people at its new 80,000-square-foot facility with a goal of increasing the number of workers to upwards of 100 by 2024.

The goal is to complete construction of the facility -- located at 57 Waterview Dr. -- by the fourth quarter of 2022.

In a statement, Lamont said the Nutmeg State is a perfect fit for Ranpak, which employs more than 850 people in several locations throughout the country as well as in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Singapore.

A spokesman for the Department of Economic and Community Development said the state is in talks with Ranpak about potential incentives associated with the expansion. 

“Ranpak wanted a skilled workforce and a location that fuels innovation and next generation thinking,” Lamont said. “They found everything they needed right here in Connecticut. Connecticut is one of America’s great manufacturing states and we are glad to welcome Ranpak to our advanced manufacturing community.”

The Shelton site will feature the company’s automation and robotics products and a center for research and development in automation. About 50,000 square feet of the facility will be dedicated for assembly space and manufacturing.

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