Board Recongnizes Pactiv Corporation

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) announced today that Pactiv Corporation, located in Canandaigua, NY is April’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s commitment and contributions to the local economy.Pactiv Corporation (NYSE: PTV) is a leader in the consumer and foodservice/food packaging markets it serves. With 2009 sales of $3.4 billion, Pactiv derives more than 80% of its sales from market sectors in which it holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market-share position. Pactiv’s Hefty® brand products include waste bags, slider storage bags, disposable tableware, and disposable cookware. Pactiv’s foodservice/food packaging offering is one of the broadest in the industry, including both custom and stock products in a variety of materials. The local facility in Canandaigua was originally built by Mobil Chemical Company in the mid 1960’s and acquired by Tenneco in November 1995. In November 1999, Pactiv were spun-off from Tenneco and became an independent company. Today, the local campus employs approximately 840 associates and is the largest industrial employer in Ontario County. Local operations consist of manufacturing, research and development and over 1.3 million square feet of warehousing on a 220-acre site in the Town of Canandaigua. The facility produces products for foodservice/food packaging and consumer customers throughout the United States and Canada. “Pactiv has a long standing commitment to a strong workforce by investing in their workers with services like our open recruitments at our Career One-Stop Centers.” Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB said. “The company recognizes the value of a highly skilled workforce and works closely with Finger Lakes Works to achieve a high standard of workforce development within their organization.”Pactiv’s Canandaigua facility has been an OSHA-certified STAR site since 1986. The STAR program is the highest level of recognition for workplace safety and is sponsored by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Participation in the OSHA VPP programs is voluntary and re-certification occurs every three to five years. The mission of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to improve the economic well-being of job seekers and employees in the Finger Lakes region. The goal of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, increase occupational skill attainment by participants; and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce; reduce welfare dependency; and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the region. For more information regarding the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, visit www.fingerlakesworks.com or call 315-789-3131.

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