KANSAS CITY, MO—ALPLA Inc. North America has announced plans to build a new 246,000-square-foot injection molding facility here to make products such as closures.

ALPLA is creating 75 new jobs with the plant, which is its fourth facility in the state and the first dedicated to injection molding. The new facility will also enhance ALPLA's scope of innovation, and its central location will help the company better serve customers in the Midwest. It is expected to be up and running in the fourth quarter of 2022.

"We are excited about our new Kansas City site, which represents a key element of our growth strategy and our continued commitment to the expansion of our injection molding capabilities," says James Rooney, Managing Director, ALPLA, North America.

"The Kansas City region's strengths in manufacturing and availability of skilled talent will allow ALPLA to experience continued growth in manufacturing, furthering the company's position as a leader in packaging solutions," says Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council.

"Manufacturing is a top industry in Missouri, and watching a globally respected company like ALPLA continue to grow and thrive in the state speaks volumes about the business environment here," says Subash Alias, CEO, Missouri Partnership. "This new world class facility will allow ALPLA to meet increasing demand for their products while creating new, life-changing jobs for Missourians."

Cushman & Wakefield assisted ALPLA with the project, and the Kansas City Area Development Council worked with several regional partners to attract ALPLA to the Kansas City area, including the State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, Port KC, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, NorthPoint Development, Evergy, Spire and KC SmartPort.