Cambridge will get new plant and 80 jobs


July 18, 1996

With $1.6 million in loans and grants, state officials have brought Interstate Corrpack -- and 80 new jobs -- to Cambridge, Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday.

Interstate Corrpack said it will invest $15 million in a manufacturing plant on the site of the former Connelly Container building at 903 Woods Road, Cambridge. The company, a division of Rosslyn, Va.-based Interstate Resources Inc., manufactures corrugated boxes for the food industry.

Interstate also said it would hire 80 workers over the next two years.

The deal represents "the type of economic development we're seeking," said Chuck Porcari, spokesman for the Department of Business and Economic Development.

"They're moving to an existing facility; there is no need for major infrastructural work."

At a news conference, Glendening also stressed the benefit of "revitalizing existing communities."

Interstate, which said it looked at sites in a variety of states, said it chose Maryland because the state had both a trained work force and a government supportive to business, in addition to the Cambridge facility.

Pub Date: 7/18/96

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