Rose City Printing & Packaging Opens Second Manufacturing Facility
PORTLAND, Ore.—Rose City Printing & Packaging, a manufacturer of printed folding carton packaging based in Portland, Ore., has recently opened a second manufacturing facility in Vancouver, Wash.
The new 80,000-square-foot facility is needed to handle business growth that has doubled in the past three years. The Vancouver facility is expected to hire between 25 and 40 employees in the next few months. Rose City’s Portland facility, which was started in 1945, is a 107,000-square-foot facility that employs more 125 people.
Rose City Printing & Packaging is owned by Rick Safranski and Steve Lobis. They are anticipating sales to increase to $60 million over the next 5 years. They expect to invest between $5 and $10 million in the new location. Both operations will manufacture printed packaging for dry food and frozen food cartons, as well as high-tech computer parts and industrial equipment packaging. The two facilities will primarily serve the West Coast markets.
The company also plans to move its headquarters to the new Vancouver location within the next two years. It is located in a high-growth area in Southeast Vancouver. Rose City feels the location will be convenient for customers, employees, and the community.