El Dorado Paper Bag Manufacturing Company will close by the end of the year, according to a representative with ProAmPac, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that purchased El Dorado Packaging in 2021.
El Dorado Packaging, before it was purchased by ProAmPac in 2021, owned the El Dorado facility along with facilities in Nebraska and Minnesota, according to a press release that announced the acquisition.
Few details were offered by the company related to the closing of the El Dorado facility, which employs from 85 to 100 people.
"As our business has continued to grow, we've recently looked at our capacity across the manufacturing network and determined that, geographically, we can better match our capacity to our customer base. We are confident this is the right choice for our business, as we will be better able to meet our partner and customer needs while ensuring a more efficient use of our resources without interruption to production," the ProAmPac representative wrote in an email to the News-Times.
The representative added that the company plans to assist current El Dorado Paper Bag Manufacturing Company employees as plant prepares to close.
"We are thankful for the contribution and commitment of our El Dorado team, and will respectfully support them through this transition, including providing a severance package and career planning assistance, such as resume building, on-site job fairs and access to local workforce service providers," the representative said in the email.
A follow-up email seeking more details about the company's decision to close its El Dorado facility did not receive a response by press time Thursday.
ProAmPac focuses on manufacturing packaging products and owns facilities in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and southeast Asia, according to their website.