Food packaging solutions provider Sabert has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Greenville, Texas.
In September 2017, the company first announced the construction of a 450,000ft² facility for the manufacturing of plastic packaging solutions.
Sabert said that the new plant will produce 100% compostable packaging made from plant based materials.
Expected to be operational in early 2019, Sabert’s first American compostable food packaging facility will create more than 125 jobs in the region.
Sabert founder and CEO Albert Salama said: "The more sustainable options we can offer our customers, the more we help the environment by replacing products that might end up in a landfill.
“We aim to make packaging that is compostable and will disintegrate into natural elements in a compost environment providing for a better future for us and our children."
In 2016, Sabert acquired plastic packaging solutions provider Mullinix Packages from Mason Wells.
Mullinix provides packaging solutions and advanced technology in barrier packaging and extended shelf life for food processors and the foodservice industry.
The company offers a mix of custom and stock products, which include hinged containers, deli containers, microwavable/ ovenable trays, drink cups, sleeved cups and trays for the case ready and prepared foods markets.
Established in 1983, Sabert designs, produces and supplies a range of packaging solutions for food distributors, restaurants, caterers, supermarkets, national food chains and consumer entertaining.
Based in Sayreville of New Jersey, the company has facilities in New Jersey, California, Kentucky and Indiana in the US. It also operates manufacturing facilities in Belgium and Zhongshan of China.
Image: Sabert has broken ground on a new packaging facility in Greenville, Texas. Photo: courtesy of Sabert Corporation.