The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 8, 2013

CCL Container mum on plans for expansion

By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer

HERMITAGE — CCL Container Corp. has proposed a 56,000-square foot addition to its Hermitage plant, but a company official said he could not comment on the plans.

“We’re not sure what we’re going to do,” said Eric Frantz, vice president and general manager.

He said the company will not comment until it is ready to make an announcement.

Chris and Sandy Winslow of Winslow Engineering Inc., who represented the company at Monday’s Hermitage Planning Commission meeting, said they had not been told by the company what it plans to do with the extra space.

The company wants to build the addition to the rear of its building at 1 Llodio Drive.

The company built a 50,000-square-foot addition in 2005, a $35 million investment that added three production lines to the seven that already were there, and increased the total square footage to 172,810.

The Winslows said the architecture of the new addition will be similar to that of the existing building.

CCL also has applied for a subdivision to combine its property with the former RMI Titanium property on Freedland Road, which CCL recently bought.

Sandy Winslow said CCL has no plans for the RMI building.

The planning commission recommended approval of the land development plan and subdivision, which now goes to city commissioners.

CCL’s website says it is the leading North American manufacturer of recyclable aluminum aerosol cams, bottles and barrier systems, and also produces specialty aluminum packaging.