If approved, Manzi said construction is expected to take a year to 18 months. Manzi said Century Box will begin recruiting new employees before the project is completed in order to train them.
Manzi said he is also working with the state and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Lowell, to identify opportunities for workforce training.
"Most of their competitors are in China and Mexico," said Manzi. "They're doing it because they have excellent equipment. They run a tight ship and they have an excellent product."
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