DELAWARE, OH – April 30, 2020 – Greif, a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announces the closure of its La Palma, CA plastics and fibre facility. The widespread and diverse economy throughout California requires a more strategic and dedicated approach to the unique business dynamic. The fibre drum business will be redirected and serviced from their Morgan Hill, CA location and the plastic drum business from their Merced, CA facility.
Greif’s commitment to growth on the West Coast and to our customers remains strong. Investments have been made to modernize and expand capabilities at both of these two locations. Morgan Hill will have the capability to make all products previously made in La Palma, as well as have increased capacity to service peak demands during the harvesting season. Earlier this year, a plastic blow molding machine was installed in Merced, and additional capacities will be brought online to double our production capacities from this location.
Greif will communicate a comprehensive transition plan to its customers to ensure orders are filled as expeditiously as possible.
About Greif, Inc.
Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services and is pursuing its vision: In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world. The Company produces steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. The Company also manufactures packaging accessories and provides filling, packaging and other services for a wide range of industries. In addition, Greif manages timber properties in the southeastern United States. The Company is strategically positioned in over 40 countries to serve global as well as regional customers. Additional information is on the Company's website at www.greif.com.