Hamlet, NC – March 6, 2015 – Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette is pleased to announce Global Packaging continued investment in upgrading its manufacturing operations at its Hamlet facility. As part of these improvements the company will be upgrading its manufacturing capabilities and implementing a new operating schedule that is expected to result in 32 additional full-time positions and over 13 million investment over the next 5 years.
Tony Maginnis, the owner and CEO of Global Packaging, “I am excited about these manufacturing improvements and the investment being made in Hamlet. I am proud of the work of our employees and the positive impact this has for both Global Packaging and Richmond County. Global would especially like to thank The Richmond County BOC and their Senior Staff for all of their efforts coordinating things with the City of Hamlet and the State of NC. Richmond County has stood behind Global since day one and has made it much easier to do business. The expansion has added to employee headcount and increased the local tax base, which is good for everyone.”
“This plant in Hamlet has been a part of Richmond County’s manufacturing base since 2011. It is very good news see one of our existing industries thriving by adding new jobs and investment, despite the challenges that many industries are facing. Global has been growing since they came to Richmond County and pay well above the average county wage. I am very are very proud we were able to recruit such a strong company four years ago, and are looking forward to working with them with them on their continued growth ” said Richmond County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette.
Commissioner Jimmy Capps stated, "This is very good news that Global Packaging an existing industry will expand and build a new facility in Richmond County. It is a testament of how all the work that we have all done in the past to create an industry friendly environment along with improving infrastructure will foster growth within our county.”
“We are very excited about the expansion of Global Packaging. They have worked very hard and done business in this community with much success. The City is looking forward to a continued partnership with the company. It is always beneficial to our community when jobs come and remain in Hamlet. We want to assist in any way we can are happy to play a part in this expansion announcement” Said Mayor Bayless and Hamlet City Council.
Other partners who helped make this announcement possible are Richmond County Economic Development, The City of Hamlet, N.C. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of NC & Richmond Community College