Copac Global Packaging completes construction of additional 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space for facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, through US$14.8M investment

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina , April 2, 2014 (press release) –

  • Copac expands Spartanburg County operations
  • $14.8 million investment expected to create 32 new jobs

Copac Global Packaging, a leading provider of packaging services to domestic and global customers, today announced the completion of its expansion at its Spartanburg County facility. The $14.8 million expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs.

Copac has constructed an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its facility to increase productivity and add capacity. The larger facility also will allow the company to consolidate operations that are currently performed in separate buildings into a single, more efficient workflow.

Job opportunities with the company will be posted at www.copacinc.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 set aside grant for site development and real property improvements related to the project.

QUOTES

“We are pleased to have completed construction on the building expansion. Our business has been growing rapidly for the past several years. This new space will allow us to install new equipment and reconfigure workflows to operate more efficiently to better serve our customers.” -Jerry Lux, Copac CEO


“It's always great news when an existing business decides to continue growing and succeeding in our state. We congratulate Copac on their decision to invest $14.8 million and create 32 new jobs in Spartanburg County.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

“Copac joins the more than 194 businesses that have chosen to expand in South Carolina since 2011. With our strong workforce and unmatched Southern hospitality, it is no wonder that so many companies find South Carolina just right for business.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Copac Global Packaging is a long-time corporate citizen of Spartanburg and we are thrilled to assist an existing industry as they continue to grow and invest in their facility and employees. As a state-of-the-art packaging company, we appreciate Copac making this investment in Spartanburg and we look forward to working with them on any future growth plans they may have.” -David Britt, chairman of the Economic Recruitment and Development Committee of Spartanburg County and member of the Economic Futures Group Board

FIVE FAST FACTS

• Copac is expanding its Spartanburg County operations - $14.8 million investment and 32 new jobs.
• The expansion project includes a 50,000 square foot addition to the company’s existing manufacturing facility.
• Copac's additional space allows the company to consolidate operations into a single, more efficient workflow.
• South Carolina Commerce has announced 194 business expansions since 2011.
• Job opportunities will be posted at www.copacinc.com

About Copac Global Packaging Inc.

Founded in 1970, Copac Global Packaging is a leading provider of packaging services to domestic and global customers in specific niche markets, focusing on high-end folding cartons, labels, inserts, and hang tags. Based in Spartanburg, SC, the company has additional operations in the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. More information is available at www.copacinc.com

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the national for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
askipper@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com

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