According to multiple media reports, Ontario, Canada based Atlantic Packaging recently received approval of an incentive package to build a new corrugated plant in Elgin, Illinois. The Elgin City Council voted 9-0 to approve $500,000 in permit and building fee waivers to entice Atlantic Packaging to choose Elgin over a competing location in Wisconsin.
The proposed $30 million development will be built on a vacant 38-acre property just south of the interstate. The planning and zoning commission approved plans for construction of a 488,450-square-foot building there. According to the report, the facility would be one of the largest of its kind in North America. Atlantic Packaging is building a similar facility in Canada. The building would include 33 loading docks and have a 6-foot-high ornamental fence and landscaping to screen the truck parking areas from public view and adjacent properties. The city said the new development would create 120 new hourly jobs plus 20 to 40 salaried positions.
“We’re going to be competitive and we’re going to provide an opportunity for people that have knowledge to work and learn and grow,” said Pat Leggett of StandFast Group in Carol Stream, a subsidiary of Atlantic Packaging, which will be the operating manager of the new facility.