Premier Packaging Corp. plans to move its operations into a new 105,000-square-foot facility to meet growing customer demand. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Document Security Systems Inc., expects to be operational in the new Henrietta space by the end of 2021.
For more than 25 years, Premier has provided solutions for paperboard packaging from heavy mailing envelopes and photo sleeves to sophisticated custom folding cartons and complex 3-dimensional direct mail solutions. Premier’s designs deliver functionality, marketability, sustainability and anti-counterfeiting technology.
Since taking over in July 2019, the DSS management team has accelerated the transformation of Premier’s operations, investing in new manufacturing equipment, people and processes to increase its capacity, improve quality and delivery and ensure it has the horsepower it needs to support its growing customer base and their evolving demands.
“Premier’s continued success is the result of our team’s dedication and commitment to quality and customer care. Leading with this customer-centric approach has paved the way for expansion through new business opportunities and continues to strengthen our organization’s culture. We look forward to the next phase of expanding and investing in our products, service, and team,” said Premier President and DSS Chief Operating Officer Jason Grady.
Empire State Development is assisting Premier by providing up to $700,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits in exchange for job creation commitments, with additional assistance commitments to support continued growth from Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc.
“We are grateful to Empire State Development, Greater Rochester Enterprise and New York Power Authority for providing Premier with an opportunity to advance our business,” Grady said. “As a multinational company we had several options when considering a new location, but with the help of ESD and New York State, we are able to continue to call this area home. The Upstate New York and Finger Lakes region is an ideal place for us to operate our business, service our customer base and further expand our offerings.”
Premier is currently located in Victor.
“We continue to build on our momentum amid growing customer demand,” said Bruce Stratton, vice president of operations at Premier. “We will be able to increase staffing by more than 50 percent when we begin operations at the new facility later this year. With greater access to major interstates nearby and a closer proximity to the strong Rochester workforce, the new manufacturing operation is well suited to support our aggressive growth plans.”