August 11, 2016
Rockingham, N.C. – August 11, 2016. Direct Pack, Inc., a California-based maker of packaging for food products, will establish a manufacturing site in Rockingham that will serve its growing East Coast market. The company plans to invest over $12.7 million in the facility, which will employ 94 workers.
“Job creation is still all about the fundamentals, and our county’s fundamentals are strong,” said Kenneth Robinette, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners. “They include affordable costs, available sites and buildings, and close proximity to major consumer markets.”
Headquartered in Azusa, California, Direct Pack is a national leader in thermoformed food packaging products. Its customized packages are sold to produce suppliers, supermarkets, restaurant chains and food processors around the country. Founded in 2006, Direct Pack is a unit of PMC Global, Inc., a privately-held management company that operates in 21 states and 17 countries. PMC Global and its subsidiaries employ a worldwide workforce of more than 3,500. For additional information, visit www.directpackinc.com
“Direct Pack is excited to partner with the State of North Carolina and Richmond County,” said Craig Snedden, Direct Pack’s president. “We feel Rockingham is ideally situated to service both our existing East Coast customer partners and our plans for future domestic expansion. We would like to thank the Richmond County Board of Commissioners and their team for helping us partner with the City of Rockingham and the State of North Carolina.”
Direct Pack’s choice of Richmond County, announced earlier today by Governor Pat McCrory, is the county’s fifth major job-creation win in 2016. When combined with earlier business expansion and relocation projects, the county has announced the creation of 332 new jobs and $46.5 million in capital investment thus far this year. Since January, Perdue Farms, Plastek, RSI Home Products and NC Industrial Sand have also launched major business plans here.
“We’re having a solid year,” said Richmond County Commissioner Jimmy Capps. “The success we’re seeing in our job growth efforts is the result of a strong spirit of collaboration that exists in Richmond County -- from the terrific customer service companies get from our economic development program to the excellent workforce training they receive from Richmond Community College.
Located in North Carolina’s southern Piedmont, Richmond County offers businesses and residents easy access to the very best the state has to offer. Interstates 73 and 74 provide convenient access to major metro areas, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Only minutes away is the fabled Village of Pinehurst, site of the US Open Golf Championships for both men and women in 2014. Richmond County’s Economic Development Office offers confidential site selection services to manufacturers, location advisors, industrial realtors and other businesses. For additional information, visit www.richmondnced.com