The 168,000 sq ft facility will feature multiple newly-installed lines will be producing the latest engineered films that be used downstream to manufacture performance-oriented, packaging solutions for food, CPG, and medical device applications. The plant will also include a world-class film laboratory to develop and test materials.
“We believe that this new facility will be the most technologically-advanced extrusion facility in North America. The facility has been staffed with technology and market leaders who are focused on developing extruded films that have been engineered to meet market-driven performance requirements,” said Kevin Baudhuin, president and chief executive officer, Pregis.
Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III also commented, “The decision by Pregis to invest $80 million in Anderson County is another indication that our state’s business-friendly climate provides the perfect foundation for companies of all types to be successful. I look forward to their growth and wish themsuccess here in South Carolina.”
Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn stated, “On behalf of Anderson County, I would like to welcome Pregis to the area. I am pleased that Pregis has invested $80 million and will be manufacturing advanced protective packaging in Anderson County, significantly enhancing the diversity of the county’s technical offering. I am very excited this will add an additional 120 jobs in Anderson County.”
In keeping with Pregis’ previously announced 2K30 environmental goals, the Anderson facility will also feature the latest in energy-efficiency in manufacturing and other plant functions.
The facility will create 120 new jobs for workers in the Greenville area and is expected to be operational in September.
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