Temple Economic Development Corporations and Reynolds Consumer Products today announced the $3.2 million capital investment at the Reynolds Temple facility. The investment will purchase equipment for a new plastic film production line at 3000 Pegasus Drive as well as create 10 new positions.
The Temple Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved an Economic Development agreement that includes a cash grant at their November 2017 board meeting.
“We are pleased and proud to have Reynolds Consumer Products as an important member of the Temple business and manufacturing community,” said Charley Ayres, Temple EDC Vice President. “New business moving to Temple is always exciting to celebrate but supporting our existing businesses and enabling their growth is a crucial component of effective economic development efforts. This expansion is welcome news, Reynolds employs almost 300 citizens of our community, we’re excited that the Temple facility was chosen to invest in and increase employment.”
Reynolds Consumer Products was established in 2010 when two of the most trusted household brands, Reynolds® and Hefty®, joined together. The Temple facility opened in 1970, manufacturing the Hefty® brand which is most commonly identified with the brand’s famous waste bags. Hefty® is also a leader in food and storage bags, as well as disposable tableware.
Rick Villa, plant manager at the Temple facility, adds, “The Temple Economic Development Corporation has been a terrific partner in this process. Community support and the availability of a reliable, skilled workforce are a key component in investing in any expansion. Our brand is known for quality and reliability and the people behind it make that possible. We’re pleased to be able to grow right here in Temple.”
Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is strategically located 39 minutes north of the Austin Metro Area on I-35, making it central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. For more information, visit www.choosetemple.com.
About Reynolds Consumer Products
Reynolds Consumer Products is a leading provider of household products that simplify daily life so you can enjoy what matters most. Our Reynolds® and Hefty® brand products help make mealtime easier with preparation, cooking, cleanup, and storage solutions. Our namesake Reynolds® products include the iconic Reynolds Wrap® aluminum foil, Reynolds Kitchens® parchment paper, plastic wrap, oven bags, and slow cooker liners. The Hefty® brand is known for strong, dependable waste bags, slider bags, plates, and cups. Our products are available in the U.S. and internationally, including the Alcan® and Diamond® brands, which are leaders in their markets. For more information, visit ReynoldsConsumerProducts.com.