Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is investing $20 million to expand its existing facility in Blythewood, S.C.
The project will create 135 jobs over five years, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The plant makes paper mailers.
Founded in 1981, IPG makes paper and film-based products including pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes; stretch and shrink films; protective packaging; woven and non-woven coated products; and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use.
Sarasota, Fla.-based Intertape ranks No. 18 in Plastics News' survey of North American film and sheet manufacturers, with estimated film sales of $540 million. The publicly traded company posted total sales of $1.16 billion.
"This represents an exciting milestone for our operation in Richland County. The successes we have seen in recent years are fueled by the skilled and engaged labor force available to IPG in the surrounding community," Shane Betts, vice president of operations, said in a news release.
"The expansion of our facility is driven by both new and existing business for IPG and will foster further engagement with our state and local leaders to complete the project and deliver jobs to the local community," Betts said.