Berlin Packaging Triples Size of Its Pittsburgh Operations With New Warehouse and Assembly Facility

Driven by increased demand, new facility in suburban Clinton expands capacity for global customers of company’s Qorpak and Dangerous Goods divisions.

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: October 20, 2019

New Warehouse

Berlin Packaging, the leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, today announced it is tripling the size of its Pittsburgh operations through the opening of a new, integrated warehouse and assembly facility at 2300 Sweeney Drive, Clinton, Pennsylvania. The Class A structure, located in the Clinton Commerce Park, helps meet fast-growing demand for products and services from Berlin’s Qorpak laboratory supply and Dangerous Goods hazardous-material packaging divisions.

Berlin Packaging’s new Clinton facility will include nearly 300,000 square feet of warehouse, kitting and assembly, and office space. The company is moving into the new building in phases. Qorpak is now operating out of the Clinton facility, and Dangerous Goods activities are expected to move in mid-2017.

“As a company we’re excited to see the meaningful and continued growth from our Qorpak and Dangerous Goods customers. The opening of this new Pittsburgh facility not only increases capacity, but it also generates even greater efficiencies in our operations,” said Larry Rydzewski, Chief Operating Officer of Berlin Packaging. “This modern warehousing and logistics center will help us better serve our customers and give us the room we need to expand in the future.”

Founded 35 years ago, Qorpak supplies laboratory packaging, consumables and equipment to companies worldwide. The business, which serves laboratory, research and testing professionals, was acquired by Berlin Packaging in 2010 as part of its acquisition of All-Pak, Inc. Dangerous Goods, which specializes in packaging systems for the safe shipment of hazardous and temperature-sensitive materials, was also part of the All-Pak enterprise. All-Pak can trace its Pittsburgh roots back to 1849 as the Pittsburgh City Glass Works.

Berlin Packaging now employs more than 125 employees in the Pittsburgh area. As it completes its phased move-in at the Clinton facility, Berlin Packaging anticipates taking advantage of its expanded space and capacity by adding to its workforce.

In addition to its Pittsburgh operations, Qorpak and Dangerous Goods utilize other Berlin warehousing facilities throughout North America and maintain sales offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts and Texas.