Reliance Packaging Aberdeen

An expansion of facilities at Reliance Packaging will allow the Aberdeen-based plastic film manufacturer to substantially increase its production capacity. Photo courtesy of Reliance Packaging, LLC.

The plastics plant in Aberdeen plans to increase productivity and create more jobs with its next expansion. 

Reliance Packaging produces, prints and distributes plastic packaging. It begins that process with tiny plastic pellets brought in on railroad cars. The pellets undergo an extrusion process that melts and shapes the pieces into a film. The film is then printed and developed into bags, like those used for mulch and other landscaping products. 

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Reliance President Satish Sharma, Mayor Robbie Farrell and Andrew Wheeler, president of Windmöeller and Höelscher, cutting the ceremonial ribbon. (Ana Risano/The Pilot)

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Two workers printing logos with the Miraflex Press. (Ana Risano/The Pilot)


(1) comment

Gary Robertson

If you’ve never watched an operation like this you’re missing out. Kudos to the company for the apprenticeship opportunity they’re offering. Good luck on the expansion.

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