When Amcor Rigid Plastics needed to power its massive new plant near Orlando International Airport – and fast – the global industry leader relied on Orlando Utilities Commission to get the job done.
Operating on a tight deadline and working closely with Amcor executives, OUC built the infrastructure to deliver five megawatts of power to the company’s 502,000-square-foot (11.5-acre) facility. That energy, in turn, fuels the manufacturing equipment that produces a variety of plastic beverage bottles and pharmaceutical packaging.
“OUC met our timeframe to run power to the building, and their legal department was good to work with on contract-related details,” said Amcor’s Sheridan Attig, site selector and director of purchasing services. “I was pretty impressed. OUC is a good business partner.”
In addition to OUC’s award-winning power reliability, Amcor’s Orlando plant benefits from Central Florida’s rapidly growing skilled labor force, prime regional location, economic development incentives and low tax structure.
Attig’s advice for companies considering relocation is simple: “Don’t view Orlando as just a tourism capital. The utility, city and state are all available to help your business grow.”