Royal Containers opens new St. Thomas facility

Royal Containers has held the Grand Opening of their new, modernized facility at 400 Edgeware Road in St. Thomas, Canada. The celebration follows nearly two years of steady planning and groundwork that has gone into installing and configuring more than a dozen machines and office infrastructure.

Royal first opened in 1980 and expanded into the London area with the acquisition of Morphy Containers Ltd.  Having a western Ontario location has meant supplying regional industries like health, brewery and agricultural with Royal’s infinite range of boxes, trays and retail displays. The new St. Thomas location will continue to offer 100% recycled and recyclable products; in fact, the modern location will only make for more efficient, sustainable and progressive production.

“Investing in our Royal West operations is a deep source of pride resulting from the insight, collaboration and mutual hard work of the team,” said Kim Nelson, President. “We know only too well the challenges brought on by the pandemic as well as the shifting economy, but Royal enjoys a collaborative culture with our employees and a loyal relationship with our customers. We open our new facility today with huge appreciation for both.”

Guests, including Mayor Joe Preston, St. Thomas City Manager, Sandra Datars Bere, Economic Development Corporation CEO, Sean Dyke and Chamber of Commerce CEO, Paul Jenkins were able to tour the plant and see Royal’s new machinery. Following the tour, Mayor Preston welcomed Royal Containers to the community and remarked on his satisfaction that the facility offered people, “a great place to work.”

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