HONOLULU, May 3, 2013 (Press Release) -Rengo Packaging Inc., the leading supplier of corrugated and packaging materials in Hawaii, held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 29, 2013 to formally commence construction on a new manufacturing facility in Kapolei, Hawaii.
The momentous occasion began with Danny Kaleikini, Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha, opening with a beautiful prayer. Remarks were provided by Kiyoshi Otsubo, CEO & President of Rengo Co., Ltd, Brandon Barbour, Community Liaison on behalf of Senator Brian Schatz, Bruce Coppa, Chief of Staff on behalf of Governor Neil Abercrombie, Ross Sasamura, Director of Facilities Maintenance on behalf of Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, representing District 1 of the Honolulu City Council. The event concluded with a blessing by Kahu Curt Kekuna, Pastor of Kawaiaha'o Church, and a groundbreaking in the traditional hawaiian style using o'o sticks as shovels.
Rengo Packaging is constructing a 160,000 sq. ft. facility to manufacture corrugated products for the state of Hawaii. The General Contractor on the project, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, has already started grading and preparation for foundation work that is expected to be completed in the next couple of months. The balance of the construction project, to include a tilt-up concrete panel design building, is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014. State-of-the-art equipment is being purchased for installation in the second quarter of 2014 as well, and the facility expects to be fully operational by mid-year 2014.
"Our ceremony allowed us to incorporate all essential elements - Rengo Company executives, our employees, the construction project team, customers, suppliers and community members; as we come together as one for the groundbreaking, and a blessing for the successful construction and future operation of our manufacturing facility," stated Robert Cundiff, President of Rengo Packaging, Inc. " We are very pleased with the progress of our project and excited to keep the momentum going. We appreciate the significant commitment and support of Rengo and our loyal customers, as we make our dream a reality."
About Rengo Packaging, Inc.
Rengo Packaging, Inc. is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Rengo Co., Ltd. of Japan, the largest supplier of corrugated packaging in Japan with operations throughout Asia and now in the Pacific Rim. Rengo Packaging, Inc. was formed in June 2011 when Rengo Co., Ltd purchased the assets of Hawaii Box & Packaging, Inc. Rengo Packaging, Inc. supplies corrugated and various other packaging products to the state of Hawaii. Visit Rengo Packaging, Inc. at www.rengopackaging.com.