Avery Dennison to Move to Westborough
Avery Dennison, a company with deep roots in Framingham, will move to Westborough this summer.
Avery-Dennison, a company with deep roots in Framingham, will leave the community and move to Westborough this summer, says a company spokesperson.
Avery Dennison's Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) business is currently headquartered at 7 Bishop St. in Framingham. The company will move its about 100 employees to Westborough in July or early August, said Jeanne Romano, Director Global Corporate Communications for RBIS.
"It is very difficult to leave Framingham after so many years," said Romano. "We wanted to stay in town but could not find office space here that would fit our needs."
"It the end of an era," said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. "I'm disappointed."
The Dennison Manufacturing Company was founded in Framingham in 1844.
In 1990, it merged with Avery International Corporation and the company's name became Avery Dennison.
A Fortune 500 company with sales of $6 billion in 2011, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California with more than 30,000 employees in more than 60 countries.
Avery Dennison RBIS is a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, and is a $1.5 billion division of Avery Dennison, said Romano.
Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent, creative and sustainable solutions to elevate brands and accelerate performance from design to retail store floor.
Avery Dennison's RBIS division employs 20,000 in 50 countries, but only about 100 employees here in Framingham.