MSU investing $32m to expand its School of Packaging

The Michigan State University are planning an expansion to the MSU School of Packaging.

The $25m investment will double the size of the building and significantly increase research capacity, creating space for more faculty and graduate students.

“Positioning Spartans for continued innovation and leadership, this new expansion to the nation’s preeminent School of Packaging is another milestone for this storied program,” said MSU Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. “This addition signifies our commitment to research excellence and also underscores our dedication to staying at the forefront of industry trends and demands.”

The MSU School of Packaging consistently earns top rankings in its field. It was established in 1952 and was the first school of packaging in the United States. Today, it is the largest packaging program in the country, with over 600 undergraduate and graduate students and 10,000 alumni worldwide. The school graduates 40% of all the packaging professionals in the U.S. alone, creating a basis for industry influence that outstrips any other packaging program.

The planned expansion is expected to break ground in 2025.

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