9 Apr 2013

Packaging maker to close Rotorua plant

12:52 pm on 9 April 2013

Sealed Air, a plastic packaging manufacturer, intends to phase down production and close a plant in Rotorua by mid-2014.

The proposed closure would affect 112 employees, though many are expected to be offered alternative employment at an expanded Hamilton operation.

The Engineering Printing & Manufacturing Union said the loss of the jobs is bad news for Rotorua, which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.