Ecologic Brands, the makers of America’s first molded paper bottle, has opened a 58,800 SF manufacturing facility in Manteca, hiring 30 new employees. Ecologic recycles old cardboard and newspapers into a molded paper bottle integrated with a thin inner pouch, made with 70% less plastic than traditional plastic bottles. Both the bottle and pouch are recyclable.

The bottles are used around the world. The company will be producing 60 million bottles a year in Manteca

¬†¬†Ecologic officials publicly acknowledged the City of Manteca’s Economic Development and Community Development Departments at the Grand Opening last July. The San Joaquin Partnership assisted in site location, incentive analysis and permit assistance. Tyson Vallenari, a broker with CBRE represented Ecologic Brands and Jim Martin, a broker with Lee & Associates represented the building owner.