Verst Group Logistics to Manage Warehouse Operations for New Arizona Facility

Arizona Operation Extends Verst Warehouse Management Footprint to West Coast Markets

WALTON, Ky, Feb. 7, 2017 -- Verst Group Logistics today announced that it will partner with global consumer packaged goods manufacturer Huhtamaki, under a long-term dedicated contract to manage its new warehousing and distribution facility within a 750,000/sf building. Located in Goodyear, Arizona, the facility will be a center of manufacturing and distribution operations for servicing Huhtamaki West Coast foodservice packaging and retail tableware markets. Total investment by Huhtamaki will exceed $100 million, and approximately 300 jobs will be created.

Verst Group Logistics, headquartered in Walton, Kentucky, has provided fully integrated packaging, warehousing and transportation solutions for clients ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations for over 50 years. "We are excited about our role in helping manage this new operation for Huhtamaki," commented Paul Verst, president and chief executive officer of Verst Group Logistics. "We are also pleased to extend our warehousing management expertise to assist our clients with operations in the western region of the U.S."

The Goodyear, Arizona, facility is targeted to begin operation initially as a distribution center in early 2017 and add manufacturing operations sometime later in the year.

About Verst Group Logistics

Since 1966 Verst Group Logistics has been a leading provider of fully integrated warehousing, logistics and packaging services for a wide range of consumer goods manufacturers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, automotive, hardware and automotive industries. Verst operates 3PL facilities in several states across the U.S. Based in Walton, Kentucky, Verst employs over 1,500 employees. Additional information is available at verstgroup.com or 1-859-485-1212.

About Huhtamaki North America

Huhtamaki North America is a leading manufacturer of consumer goods packaging as well as tableware, cups, folding cartons, containers, carriers, trays and serviceware for the foodservice industry and retail markets. Our product portfolio includes Chinet®, the leading brand of premium tableware. Huhtamaki North America employs approximately 3,600 people in 17 manufacturing units. The parent company, Huhtamaki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland, and its shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at huhtamaki.com.