NORWICH – Another Norwich area business will be closing its doors soon and moving operations out of Chenango County. Apple Converting Inc. recently announced that it will be moving all operations out of Norwich and into a new location in Oneonta.
Apple Converting Inc., currently located at 65 Hale St. in Norwich, specializes in flexible packaging and serves a range of industries including food and beverage, cosmetic, confectionery, consumer products, pharmaceutical and medical devices.
Due to space requirements, the Oneonta facility was purchased over a year ago because the Norwich plant, formerly the home of the Norwich Shoe Company, was not large enough to house new equipment that was being added to the operation. “Since the Norwich facility did not meet the physical requirements for our new Gravure Printing Press, we found it necessary to search for another building,” President Fred DiLorenzo said. Apple Converting purchased a 45,000 square foot facility located at 176 Corporate Drive in Oneonta in April of 2006. Since then, the company has been installing equipment and preparing the Oneonta facility for operations.
According to Norwich City Mayor Joseph Maiurano, the company had initially indicated that it planned to keep both facilities up and running.