Empire State Development Announces Groundbreaking Of President Container Group’s $40 Million Expansion In Orange County

April 21, 2021

State-of-the-Art Facility Manufacturing Corrugated Cardboard Packaging in Wallkill Will Create 50 New Jobs 

Empire State Development today announced the groundbreaking of President Container Group’s state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot expansion in Wallkill, Orange County. President Container Group, a family-owned business in operation for over 70 years, manufactures corrugated packaging such as sheets, boxes, trays, partitions and point-of-sale displays. The $40 million expansion will house President Container Group’s second state-of-the-art corrugator and new converting equipment, which will substantially increase the company’s manufacturing capacity. Empire State Development awarded up to $3 million in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits in exchange for President Container Group’s investment and a commitment to create 50 new jobs at the facility.  

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, “The expansion of President Container Group’s manufacturing facility in Orange County represents a $40 million investment in the region and will ensure that job retention and creation in the region are maintained in the manufacturing sector, which is an integral part of the region’s economic strategy.” 

Larry Grossbard, Co-President, President Container Group said, “We are extremely proud to break ground on President Container’s 100,000 square foot expansion at our state-of-the-art super plant in Wallkill, NY. Our theme is “Manufacturing For The Next Generation” and we are proud to be part of this community. We are extremely grateful for all of our essential partners. Our deep thanks to those great teams for being accessible and helpful. We appreciate everyone’s support and expertise every day. It’s great to run a business in this community when you have this level of support. 

President Container Group’s expansion will ensure that job retention and creation in the region are maintained in the manufacturing sector, which is an integral part of the region’s economic strategy. Additionally, not only has President Container Group invested in the newest industry technologies, making it the premier and largest corrugated manufacturing facility in North America under one roof, this project will bolster the local supply chain, and employ talent in the Mid-Hudson Region. 

Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther said, “I want to congratulate President Container Group on their tremendous investment. This expansion will mean dozens of new jobs for our area and shows that Middletown is open for business. President Container’s usage of sustainable materials in their manufacturing process will ensure that they continue to thrive.” 

State Senator Mike Martucci said, “Success breeds success, and as President Container deepens its roots in our community, we all will benefit. The company is to be commended on their commitment to excellence in their industry, their leadership in technology and sustainability, and their pivotal role as a business partner. As state Senator and a small business owner, I am pleased to see this investment in local job creation and economic growth by President Container with the generous support of Empire State Development.” 

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said, “I commend Empire State Development for making this investment into President Container and Orange County. The expansion will create jobs at the facility and increase the innovative company’s manufacturing capacity. This is a win for President Container and the County, and I thank the ESD for awarding President Container these Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits.” 

Wallkill Town Supervisor Frank DenDanto III said, “President Container brings good jobs and important tax revenue to our community, and we are very proud this industry leader is expanding in our town.” 

About Empire State Development 

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand.  For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, please visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov

About President Container Group 

President Container Group is a leading manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers and point-of-purchase displays in North America. It specializes in items for the food and beverage, cosmetic, garment and other commercial industries, and produces more than 2 billion square feet of corrugated products annually. President Container, which uses sustainable materials, also customizes your packaging by printing multicolored graphics of the highest quality directly onto your containers. The company’s philosophy is to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Visit presidentcontainergroup.com.   

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