Maryland, Washington County Support New Ring Container Technologies Facility
Company Opening Bottle Manufacturing Plant in Hagerstown, Creating 19 New Jobs Through More Jobs for Marylanders Program
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The state of Maryland and the Washington County Department of Business Development are pleased to support Ring Container Technologies’ new manufacturing and warehousing facility and the addition of 19 new jobs in Hagerstown. The company, based in Oakland, Tenn. and known as one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America, anticipates beginning production at the plant in the coming months. The facility, which Ring Container is retrofitting to meet its needs, will be the company’s 18th manufacturing plant.
Ring Container Technologies was among the first out-of-state companies to submit a notice of intent and enroll its project in the More Jobs for Marylanders program, which was the centerpiece of Governor Larry Hogan’s 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, incentivizing manufacturers to create new jobs in the state. The company has also applied for the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit.
“By locating our facilities closer to our customers, we are able to better meet their needs and support them in future developments,” said Jeff Ullrich, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “We believe that opening a new plant in this area is a great opportunity not only for our company, but also for our customers and the Hagerstown community as a whole. That’s one of the many reasons we got involved in the More Jobs for Marylanders Act.”
“Ring Container’s decision to open a new facility in Washington County shows that More Jobs for Marylanders is really making a difference in growing our economy and creating jobs in all parts of the state,” said Governor Hogan. “Our highly-skilled workforce, along with our upgraded transportation infrastructure, gives companies like Ring Container a strategic advantage to easily get their products to customers in the region.”
The Hagerstown opening is part of the company’s overall plan for continued, strategic growth nationwide. Ring Container is scheduled to open another facility in Louisville later this year.
“Ring Container is quickly becoming a strong partner in the community and we couldn’t be happier to see this project come to life in Washington County,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We look forward to working with our partners in Washington County to help Ring Container grow in our state.”
“Ring Container Technologies is a welcome addition to the county’s vibrant and diversified manufacturing base,” said Kassie Lewis, Washington County director of business development. “With plants throughout the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, the county is proud and very fortunate to have been chosen as a location for the company’s expansion. We look forward to Ring’s success and growth in Washington County.”