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Pallone Visits Graphic Packaging International, Discusses Importance of American Manufacturing

July 18, 2014
Press Release

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) toured the Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (GPI) facility in Piscataway, New Jersey.  GPI is a leader in the packaging industry, serving hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands.  Congressman Pallone took a tour of the Piscataway facility and met with the GPI management team and employees. 

“It is exciting to see the great work that GPI is doing here in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District,” said Congressman Pallone. “Businesses right here in our own community, like GPI, are drivers of economic growth in this country, and we must ensure that we are opening new doors for them so that they can continue to innovate and create jobs here at home.”

Congressman Pallone also discussed the House Democrats’ Make It In America plan that focuses on creating the best conditions for American businesses to manufacture their products, innovate, and create jobs right here in the U.S.  The Make It In America plan for the 113th Congress is focused on four key priorities that can bring about the changes needed to help businesses grow and create jobs here, and which are the most likely to draw bipartisan support.  These priorities are central to creating jobs, helping manufacturers produce more goods here, maintaining America’s innovation edge, and preparing a highly skilled workforce.

“The Democrats’ Make It In America agenda allows us to reinvigorate our manufacturing sector and will set us on a solid path forward to a future of greater competitiveness, more jobs, and long-term economic success for the American middle class,” added Pallone. 

The GPI facility in Piscataway, which has been in operation since 1995, currently has 151 employees.  GPI is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycled board, microwave packaging and machinery.  The Piscataway plant produces folding cartons onsite.