Denmark-based Brodrene Hartmann A/S has selected Rolla, Missouri, for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing facility.
The company, a leading maker of molded-fiber egg packaging and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging, will invest $30 million in the 334,000-square-foot facility and create 50 new jobs, according to a statement from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Spokeswoman Amy Susan from the Missouri Department of Economic Development said Brodrene is eligible for tax incentives if it meets job creation goals. The company could access up to $685,049 through the Missouri Works program and $30,000 in workforce training funds through Missouri Works Training, she said.
“Global companies know Missouri is a perfect place to reach key markets and grow their business,” Nixon said. “Missouri’s manufacturing industry contributes billions to our economy while providing good paying jobs for Missouri families. I’m proud to welcome this global leader to Missouri.”
The new Rolla plant will produce molded-fiber egg cartons for the U.S. Officials said the cartons will consist of 100-percent recycled newspaper sourced from the Midwest and distributed nationally.
“With a new factory in Rolla, Missouri, we want to continue positive development,” Ulrik Kolding Hartvig, CEO of Brodrene Hartmann, said in a statement. “By increasing production capacity and presence in North America, we will gain access to a larger share of the market and have a solid foundation for expanding the business.” The company is eyeing future growth and investment at the Rolla facility in the next six years.
Real estate advisers from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank conducted the site selection and transaction management processes for Brodrene Hartman.
Brodrene Hartman is a 100-year old company that employs 2,100 people globally, with facilities in Europe, Israel, South America and Canada.