Rehrig Pacific Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Buckeye
The company kicks off construction of its largest injection molding manufacturing plant, creating over 100 new jobs
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (May 11, 2023) – Rehrig Pacific, a leading manufacturer of integrated sustainable solutions for the supply chain and environmental waste industries, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new injection molding manufacturing plant in Buckeye, Arizona. Anticipating an opening in late April of 2024, this project represents a significant investment in Buckeye and the long-term relationship Rehrig Pacific looks forward to fostering with the community. The first phase of the project includes a 260,000-square-foot facility, with room for incremental growth of up to 500,000-square-feet.
“The investment in a new facility with plenty of room for growth supports Rehrig Pacific’s Mission and Values,” said Will Rehrig, CEO of Rehrig Pacific. “It was essential that we chose a location that worked well for both our current and future customers and one that supported our team members. We found incredible partners in Buckeye that helped make this buildout a reality, as well as phenomenal support from state officials and local development. We look forward to growing our Rehrig Pacific Family in Buckeye.”
“Rehrig Pacific’s new manufacturing facility showcases the rapid economic growth in the West Valley and across the state,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are proud Rehrig Pacific will extend its legacy with this innovative and sustainable facility in Buckeye, enhancing our rapidly growing manufacturing industry.”
“Greater Phoenix boasts a robust and efficient supply chain infrastructure, providing businesses with the logistical support necessary for success and Rehrig Pacific is a natural fit within this ecosystem, with over a century of experience,” said Greater Phoenix Economic Council President & CEO Chris Camacho. “We look forward to the positive impact that Rehrig Pacific’s presence will bring to Greater Phoenix and the continued success of their innovative services.”
“Rehrig Pacific is exactly the type of business we need in Buckeye,” said Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn. “Their commitment to product excellence, customer service, and being an integral part of the community creates an excellent partnership with Buckeye. Plus, providing our residents with career opportunities closer to home enhances their quality of life with more time to spend with family and friends.”
Having led the way in the circular economy for over 100 years, Rehrig Pacific’s history is built on reusable, sustainable, solution-based products and services. Beginning their journey in Los Angeles, California, Rehrig Pacific expanded to include eight manufacturing facilities across North America, providing some of the shortest freight lanes for their customers. Their organization’s proven success comes from focusing on the needs of their customers’ customer, integrating technology to eliminate waste, enhancing the consumer experience, continually delivering solutions that are simple and easy to implement, and providing ideas that are driven by a relentless commitment to sustainability.
Rehrig Pacific is dedicated to the values, mission, and unique culture that they’ve embraced within their organization and look forward to not only bringing LA team members to the Buckeye plant, but also adding new family members from the Buckeye community to the team. The organization works hard to create an environment that celebrates each employee for their unique gifts and strengths and supports one another throughout their journey. In fact, their team fosters a working environment where employees are their authentic selves and know that they are viewed as integral members of the Rehrig Pacific Family. Notably, Rehrig Pacific is a proud recipient of the Great Places to Work award for the past three years, including making Fortune Magazine’s list of the top 20 companies in manufacturing for 2021 and 2022.
A community kickoff event is being held May 12 at the Coyote Library from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to meet community members and share information about the organization. To learn about upcoming events, job opportunities, and more, visit rehrigpacific.com/BuckeyeOpening.
About Rehrig Pacific
Rehrig Pacific is a leading manufacturer of integrated sustainable solutions for the supply chain and environmental waste industries. Their customer partners are a diverse list of industry leaders including Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, and delivery distributors. Founded in 1913, Rehrig Pacific offers an ecosystem of end-to-end solutions including returnable plastic products, material handling delivery lifts and sleds, technology to track those assets, and a dedicated service team to ensure their longevity. Rehrig Pacific focuses on the customers’ needs and providing innovative solutions that are easily implemented and driven by a commitment to sustainability and safety while responsibly and effectively moving goods, services, and ideas through the global supply chain. Learn more at RehrigPacific.com.
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), named the top economic development organization (EDO) globally in 2021 by the International Economic Development Council, works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional EDO, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 200 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Over the past 33 years, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping 950 companies, creating nearly 174,000 jobs and $36 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together. For more information about GPEC and how we can assist your businesses, visit www.gpec.org.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create – attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.
About the City of Buckeye
Buckeye continues to attract new businesses to the city to meet the demands of our growing population. We are strategically located to offer efficient, cost-effective transportation options to connect advanced manufacturing, energy and logistics/distribution companies to customers with their products. With Buckeye’s robust population, a skilled and ready workforce enhances business relocation opportunities while ensuring our residents enjoy an excellent quality of life. Learn more at www.growbuckeye.com