At the Cedar Hill City Council meeting on Tuesday, the council approved an agreement with Pratt Industries, Inc. (through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.) to locate a regional manufacturing center and innovation at High Point 67. Pratt will be the anchor tenant of the High Point 67 campus, occupying one million square feet and investing more than $200 million in equipment, inventory and building improvements.
Pratt is the 5th largest corrugated packaging company in the United States and the world’s largest private producer of 100% recycled corrugated. The Georgia-based company operates an extensive recycling business to supply five of the nation’s most modern 100% recycled paper mills.
Pratt’s Cedar Hill plant will employ 150 full-time workers to manufacture corrugated boxes and custom packaging solutions. For employment information, see Pratt’s website https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1172551&d=ExternalCareerSite
71st plant in the United States
“We are very honored to be at Cedar Hill and we care about the great state of Texas – in fact, this is our 5th can factory here,” said Anthony Pratt, executive chairman of Pratt Industries. “We have long been proud of the fact that we employ 11,000 Americans in well-paying, green-collar manufacturing jobs and have now invested in America worth $10 billion. Cedar Hill will be our 71st plant in the United States.
“The City’s partnership with Hillwood on the High Point 67 project is already paying off for our community through significant capital investment and well-paying green-collar jobs,” said Mayor Stephen Mason. “I am delighted to welcome Pratt Industries to Cedar Hill as a company that shares our values of community partnership and environmental sustainability. Another example of opportunities growing naturally in Cedar Hill is the Pratt Regional Manufacturing and Innovation Center.
“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Cedar Hill and its officials to open this state-of-the-art facility and create new green-collar jobs in the area,” said Mike Tansey, president of Pratt’s Southwest Converting Division.
Work with City & Cedar Hill ISD for vocational training
Pratt plans to sponsor a training and development program in conjunction with the city and school district. “Pratt believes in investing in our employees and the communities where we live, work and serve,” Tansey said. “We have a long tradition of providing continuing education, apprenticeship and on-the-job training opportunities for our employees. This joint collaboration with Cedar Hill and the school district is a great opportunity for us to nurture and invest in young talent in the community and help them find meaningful employment and long-term financial stability.
High Point 67, located on S. US-67 south of Mount Lebanon Road, is a Class A logistics and manufacturing center with up to two million square feet on over 180 acres. Developed by Hillwood, the project is expected to generate more than $200 million in capital investment and support the creation of hundreds of jobs at Cedar Hill. The location of the project offers excellent visibility and access to the highway, proximity to an abundant workforce and easy connectivity to the region. For more information on the project, visit hillwoodinvestmentproperties.com.