The Springettsbury Township supervisors last week approved a plan that will allow Atlanta-based BWAY Corp. to expand its facility on Davies Drive.
The company, which manufactures metal paint cans, oil cans, pour-top cans and aerosol cans, will expand its facility by 60,000 square feet.
The plan will provide additional storage and office space. The company is providing some additional buffering to help eliminate the noise created by delivery trucks.
Some neighbors expressed concerns about the expansion and told the board that there is already too much noise.
Zoning officer Jim Baugh said the facility is expecting fewer deliveries to be made after the expansion. The township hopes that will help eliminate some of the problem, he said.
Though BWAY has received permission from the township, construction isn't expected to begin soon, a company spokesman said.
Executives are taking the next five months to finalize plans, and it would take several months after that to build the new facility, said Jeff O'Connell, spokesman for BWAY.
The expansion isn't expected to create any new jobs, he said, but the plans would transfer some of the company's 145 workers in the county.
Upon completion of the project, employees who are working at an outside warehouse seven miles away in York would be relocated to the hub in Springettsbury.
BWAY operates 22 plants in the United States and Canada.
The company's 12.5-acre lot at 599 Davies Drive houses a 97,000-square-foot building used for manufacturing and office space, six truck docks, trailer storage and 74 parking spaces.
-- Reach Wendy L. Garman at 854-1575 or news@yorkdis patch.com.