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Plastikon to Open Production Plant with 126 Jobs in Kansas
|by - 10/22/2010|
|"Plastikon to Open Production Plant with 126 Jobs in Kansas"|
|Plastikon, a California-based contract health care company, is entering Lawrence, Kans. through a $7 million investment that will bring 126 new jobs to the area.
The Kansas City Business Journal said the company is moving into a vacant biopharmaceutical building in the area by the second quarter of 2011 for use as a production facility.
According to a company press release, Lawrence was chosen over sites in Chicago and South Carolina for the companyâ€™s expansion.
â€śAfter many months of research and analysis we decided on Lawrence, Kan., for our new site because of the highly skilled biotech and pharmaceutical employment base this great community offers,â€ť Kaveh Soofer, Plastikonâ€™s vice president of global sales and engineering, said in a press release. â€śWe have been very impressed with the people, city and state and are looking forward to launching our new successful project this spring.â€ť
The city of Lawrence and Douglas County are aiding in the expansion through training grants and the financing of a $7 million loan.
Plastikon is a contract manufacturer for the health care industry that develops and manufactures plastic products. The company was founded n 1982 and has nine facilities around the world.