Cardbox Packaging Hosts Wolf Administration on a Tour of First United States Headquarters
Pittston, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured Cardbox Packaging’s first United States facility in Luzerne County, highlighting the new job creation made possible through the manufacturer’s partnership with the commonwealth.
“As the home to one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country, we’re excited to welcome Cardbox to Pennsylvania and support the opportunities they will bring to Luzerne County,” said Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver. “How Cardbox was brought here to the commonwealth is a testament to our economic strength, our proximity to high-profile markets, and our welcoming business climate.”
In May 2019, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardbox received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes a $75,000 Pennsylvania First grant, a comprehensive funding tool to facilitate increased investment and job creation within the commonwealth, and $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits. The company has pledged to invest more than $5 million into their first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility, and create 35 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
“The Governor’s Action Team’s assistance in bringing Cardbox to Pennsylvania was crucial for this move, which didn’t come as a surprise, as they provided the same support to our strategic partner years ago right here in Pittston,” said Cardbox Packaging General Manager Michael Schaid. “We look forward to expanding and making our mark on the North American packaging market and investing in a community that has such a deep-rooted history in the manufacturing industry.”
Cardbox is an international producer of high-quality and sophisticated paper and carton-based packaging with locations in Austria and Czech Republic. Cardbox was encouraged to house their first U.S. headquarters in Pittston after their partner, Greiner Packaging, established their first U.S. headquarters there in 2014, also through coordination by the Governor’s Action Team. Cardbox and Greiner have seen success in having their facilities within close proximity in Czech Republic, so it was important to replicate that strategy with their Pennsylvania locations.
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
Casey Smith, DCED, 717.783.1132