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NRGRDA congratulates Local Klöckner Pentaplast Facility on earning 2020 Productivity Award among global peers


BEAVER, W.Va. – Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging, has awarded its production facility in Raleigh County as its 2020 Plant of the Year for productivity. The company said winners of these awards within kp are not only the best in their group of 31 factories across the world, but also can be considered best in class for the industry. 

Alan Richards, Chief Operations Officer of kp said, “We follow rigorous evaluation criteria in selecting award winners, including specific key indicators that are used to measure performance and factors such as the length of time a factory has been performing at this level. This is an outstanding achievement for our operations team at the Beaver facility and we’re very proud of them.” 

Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), congratulated local and global company officials on their commitment to southern West Virginia growth and excellence in operations. “NRGRDA enjoys working with best of class companies like Klöckner Pentaplast to help them do what they do best. We applaud the Raleigh County facility for its success, which is a source of pride for all of southern West Virginia.” 

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