ProAmpac’s Prolamina division has completed the renovation to its Westfield, Massachusetts, facility – commemorating the occasion with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 13.
The Westfield renovation project included a 31,000 square foot facility renovation, replacement of the 200,000 square foot roof, improvement of the building’s air flow and additional manufacturing space. Prolamina invested over $4 million in this major renovation and allocated another $2.9 million for future equipment upgrades. The Westfield facility has been in operation for over 30 years, and although the building has seen improvements in the past, a refurbishment of this magnitude has never been done. These improvements make the facility a showpiece for ProAmpac and provide a significant aesthetic improvement to the gateway of downtown Westfield.
More than 100 Prolamina employees, numerous friends and state and local officials were in attendance for the ribbon cutting, including Westfield City Mayor Brian Sullivan, Massachusetts State Senator Donald Humason and Massachusetts State Representative John Velis, among others.
The event began with a word of welcome from Dave Hopkins, president of commercial operations for Prolamina, followed by remarks from Brian Sullivan, Mayor of Westfield who presented Prolamina with a proclamation from the City. Prolamina also received proclamations from State Senator Don Humason and State Representative John Velis. Greg Tucker, CEO for ProAmpac, Prolamina’s parent company, concluded the ceremony with a special thank you to employees, state and local officials and supporters of the project.
“The facility improvements are necessary to remain a leader in the markets we serve,” Tucker says. “Along with exterior and interior beautification, there is improved facility-wide technology and green initiatives.”
Prolamina’s Westfield facility employs over 250 people and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Prolamina – A Division of ProAmpac