TULSA, Okla., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whitlock Packaging Corporation, the largest contract manufacturer of liquid refreshment beverages in North America, is pleased to announce the recent investment of $12 million in the Fort Gibson, Oklahoma manufacturing plant. Since 2012, Whitlock has invested over $15 million in construction, equipment, and other capital expenditures to grow its base of business in the region. Mr. David Moller, Chief Executive Officer stated, "This significant investment is a measure of Whitlock's commitment to its shareholders, employees, customers, and the Fort Gibson community. We are extremely proud that we can strengthen our roots and commitment to Oklahoma and especially the city of Fort Gibson where our Chairman, Jerry Whitlock started producing the very first cases of liquid refreshment beverages for national brands."
The investments made in building and equipment will create an additional 43 jobs. We believe every dollar spent on salaries or supplies will generate additional spending and economic activity throughout the local community. Jerry Whitlock stated, "We are proud to contribute to the economic prosperity throughout the community by creating new jobs, sustained incomes, and ultimately supporting a better overall community."
About Whitlock Packaging Corporation|
Whitlock Packaging Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Whitlock is privately-held and wholly-owned by Jerry Whitlock, founder and Chairman of the Board. Whitlock is the leading contract manufacturer of liquid refreshment beverages in the United States.
Contact: Ted Smith
Vice President, Human Resources
Whitlock Packaging Corporation
6655 South Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74136
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