Bemis Company, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the move of the Bemis Company corporate headquarters from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Neenah, Wisconsin. The decision to move to Wisconsin will impact only a few people and should be completed by May 2006. The existing Minneapolis office will remain open as an Administrative Office for finance, accounting, tax and information technology.
Commenting on the change, Jeff Curler, Bemis Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Bemis has had a long history as a part of the Minneapolis business community. The move of the headquarters to Wisconsin will bring our executive team closer to our largest operations. Although we have been based in Minneapolis for several decades, our company has been expanding and investing heavily in our Wisconsin operations. Our office in downtown Minneapolis will remain open as a Corporate Administrative Office and our three manufacturing plants in Minnesota will be unaffected. In Wisconsin, we will benefit from establishing our corporate headquarters in a location where we have the largest investment and concentration of employees and operations. Bemis currently has 12 plants and approximately 3,400 employees based in Wisconsin."