Graham Packaging closes two plants

Graham Packaging Company, L.P., a plastics container manufacturer in York, Pennsylvania, will close two plants – one in Lakeland, Florida, and the other in Montgomery, Alabama – as customer volume has shifted to other locations. Approximately 20 jobs will be affected.

The company’s McCue Road container plant in Lakeland was scheduled to close October 9. Several of the 15 hourly employees will be transferred to the company’s County Line Road plant in Lakeland. The remainder will be eligible for severance packages and given an opportunity to post for jobs at company plants in other locations.

Graham Packaging’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama, was scheduled to stop production November 1. About a dozen employees were laid off there at the end of August. Of the remaining nine employees, four will be transferred to other plants and the rest offered severance packages.

Production of containers made at the two affected plants will be moved to other plants in Graham Packaging’s network.