More than 90 new plastic packaging jobs are coming to North Carolina over the next five years as thermoformer Direct Pack Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility.
The new location, in Rockingham, will employ 94 and cost $12.7 million to construct, according to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.
“We feel Rockingham is ideally situated to service both our existing East Coast customer partners and our plans for future domestic expansion,” Direct Pack Inc. President Craig Snedden said in a statement.
Direct Pack, a division of PMC Global Inc., is receiving a performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance through local governments to create jobs.
Annual payroll at the new site is expect “to add more than $2.3 million to the local economy each year,” according to the EDPNC, a public-private non-profit partnership.
Direct Pack is based Azusa, Calif., and operates locations in Sun Valley, Salinas and Ontario, Calif., as well as Bloomfield, N.J., the state said.
PMC Global, of Sun Valley, previously known as Plastics Management Corp., invests in what it calls a wide range of industries, including plastics and packaging.
Direct Pack makes thermoformed products from a variety of materials, including PET, polylactic acid, polypropylene, PVC and polystyrene.
“We specialize in custom designed packaging for sales to supermarket chains, QSR and food processors for bakery, fresh cut produce, deli and confectionery,” according to the company.