There was good news Tuesday for folks looking for work in a struggling economy: Cheer Pack NorthAmerica plans to expand and add more jobs over the 75 employees added when it moved recently into town. Steve Gosling, president of Cheer Pack, said the company plans to add 25 to 30 more jobs in the next four months. The company currently has 110 employees. “All aspects of the business are growing so we’ll be adding to the sales group and all general support, purchasing, procurement,” Gosling said.
The company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at noon today at the plant at One United Drive. The company started operations in its new 187,000-square-foot space on United Drive in August. It hired 75 people to work as engineers, machine operators and laborers in shipping and receiving, among other job duties, Gosling said.
Cheer Pack announced in February it would move its manufacturing from Plymouth Industrial Park to a larger space on United Drive in West Bridgewater. The company used its former site to attach straws to food pouches produced overseas. It plans to manufacture those pouches in the new site.
In March, the town voted at a special town meeting to grant a tax increment financing agreement to the company. The town expects to receive $600,000 in new tax revenues over the next 15 years even with the tax agreement.
CDF Corp., a Plymouth manufacturer, launched the company in 2010 as a joint venture with two partners – Gualapack, an Italian company, and Hosokawa Yoko, the Japanese firm that invented the flexible packaging.
CDF’s Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted single-serve retail pouch serving the food and beverage and cosmetic industries. The Cheertainer is an innovative form-fit bag-in-box for small and large volume needs. Ranging in size from 5 to 20 liters, the Cheertainer is UN certified and manufactured with CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™. The Smart Pail is a semi-rigid, flexible vacuum-formed plastic liner with the option of a hermetically sealed lid and/or snap-on plastic cover, corrugated box and corrugated lid. The Smart Pail was developed for viscous and dry products.
Plastic drum and pail manufacturer CDF Corp. of Plymouth, Mass., recently entered into a partnership with packaging suppliers Guala Closures SpA of Alessandria, Italy, and Hosokawa Yoko Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, to create Cheer Pack North America LLC.
The new firm, based in Plymouth, will develop and support spouted packaging technology for North American markets in multilayer laminate gusseted films.
In addition to its 100,000-square-foot heat-sealing, blow molding and thermoforming facility in Plymouth, CDF has invested in a second, 109,000-square-foot facility for Cheer Pack production.