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City Retains West Roxbury Manufacturing Facility

Aug 03, 2010

Mayor Menino joined ABnote North America staff to tour the company’s manufacturing facility and congratulate them on staying and growing in Boston. ABnote North America had the chance to move their operations to a facility they owned in Tennessee, but ultimately decided to remain in Boston and consolidate the Tennessee facility after being approached by city and state officials. The company, one of the oldest manufacturers in Massachusetts, is currently growing and expects increased hiring in the coming months to develop higher technology products to take advantage of the skill sets inherent in the Boston workforce.

“ABnote North America recognized that Boston has a highly skilled workforce, a deep talent pool, and a high quality of life,” Mayor Menino said. “These are the reasons why they not only chose to remain here, but grow here. I’m delighted to celebrate with them today and to tour their top-notch manufacturing facility. I’m committed to helping companies succeed in order to create more jobs for the people of Boston.

Keith Goldstein, CEO - US Operations for ABnote North America says, “consolidating the secure production capabilities into Boston has created efficiencies from having both secure and commercial card operations under one roof. More importantly, the increased flexibility, capacity, and ability to better leverage key expertise has improved service and a better overall customer experience. We appreciate the Mayor’s visit because The City of Boston and its support has been of significant importance to our company’s growth over the years. ”

ABnote North America manufactures secure plastic print solutions to customers around the world. Primary products include commercial plastic cards (gift, loyalty and membership), financial cards (debit and credit cards), identification and secure access cards (drivers’ licenses, national ID cards, hotel and facility entry cards) and secure documents such as savings bonds, stock certificates and passports. ABnote North America is also the exclusive distributor of stamps for the United States Postal Service. The company employs more than 200 people at the West Roxbury facility located at 225 Rivermoor Street.

The City, through the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Back Streets program, worked with ABnote North America as they were exploring their real estate options and made sure the company was aware of the competitive advantages of doing business in Boston. The Back Streets program retains and grows Boston’s industrial and commercial businesses and their diverse job base through the strategic use of land, workforce and financial resources. The state, through the Office of Business Development, also offered resources to the company.

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