AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) today announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase a facility in Lincolnton, North Carolina. At a press conference held with state and local officials, Steve Hagge, AptarGroup’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer commented, “This is an exciting time for our company. Our business that provides innovative dispensing solutions to the food and beverage markets is growing rapidly. We need to expand our capacity to better serve our U.S. customers. After looking at several locations, we felt that North Carolina offered the best fit for us. The characteristics of the facility, availability of a skilled local labor force, and proximity to several key customers were factors that played into our decision. We also believe that the state and local economic development agencies are doing an excellent job of creating a favorable business environment.” AptarGroup is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing systems for the personal care, fragrance/cosmetic, pharmaceutical, household and food/beverage markets. AptarGroup is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.