Summit Packaging opens new facility in Hebron

Kaitlin Gebby
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HEBRON – Gov. Andy Beshear visited Hebron to help Summit Packaging Solutions cut the ribbon on its new 276,000-square-foot facility on Tuesday. 

Summit Packaging celebrated the opening of its new distribution center, which will serve clients like Proctor & Gamble, L’Oreal, Marc Jacobs, and others. Summit has assembly operations in Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and now Kentucky, with corporate offices in Georgia and Ohio.

The facility, located on Wright Boulevard within an industrial park, marks an $18.3 million investment into Boone County. 

CEO Adam C. Walker said the new distribution center may offer some relief to local supply chain issues. 

“The capabilities in this new facility come at a time when most supply chains are struggling,” Walker said. “You guys may be experiencing that now when you go to the grocery store and your favorite food is not on the shelf.”

With this new facility, Summit is adding more than 200 jobs, including 185 contracted positions and 70 full-time employees who will work directly for the company. Summit leadership noted the region’s extensive transportation network, availability of a skilled workforce and strong community partnerships as decisive factors in locating the project in Boone County.

Beshear added that Boone County has been a frequent destination for ribbon cuttings on his agenda, and thanked local leaders in attendance for their support for projects, including Judge/Executive Gary Moore and Sen. John Schickel (R-Union). Summit officials added that Moore has overseen $3.6 billion in economic development projects in Boone County in the last decade. Others noted the location of Boone County has made it ripe for growth and opportunity, with more than 150 projects like Summit’s new multi-million dollar facility. 

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“On behalf of the Commonwealth, please know that when you invest in us, we invest in you,” Beshear said. “We will not let you down. We want to make sure this is one of the most successful facilities, if not the most successful facility within the company.” 

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