Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-5) recently visited Berry Global’s Brookville, PA plant to get a first-hand look at plastics manufacturing in his district. Berry Global acquired the Brookville facility in 2014, which largely manufactures child resistant closures for the pharmaceutical industry.  

Representative Thompson learned about the manufacturing process from pellet to final product as he walked the facility floor. The Congressman met many of the over 150 dedicated employees, some of who had been at this facility for over forty years.

During a session, plant leadership gave an overview of plant operations and covered other important topics, including workforce issues and trade in the plastics industry.

Representative Thompson is serving his fifth term in Congress and serves on the Agriculture, Education and the Workforce and Natural Resources Committees.