Pat McCrory

Global Packaging is planning to expand its facility in the city of Hamlet in Richmond County, in the American state of North Carolina.

The move is expected to create close to 33 new jobs over the next three years.

The company currently employs 24 people at its Hamlet location and plans to invest around $9.8m in the city.

"Now with this announced expansion, more ‘made in North Carolina’ products will be in people’s homes."

Global Packaging prints quality graphics for a variety of film-based materials and converts them into bags or roll stock products including personal care and diaper bags, towel & tissue applications, bakery products and frozen food overwrap. The company currently employs 24 at its Hamlet location.

Commenting on the expansion plans, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said: "The products that Global Packaging makes in its Hamlet plant are used by companies all across the country.

"Now with this announced expansion, more ‘made in North Carolina’ products will be in people’s homes."

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The proposed project secured around $100,000 in performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state.

US Representative Richard Hudson said: "Richmond County has made critical investments to build a strong business climate, and I’ll continue to work with state and local officials to maintain an environment that empowers local businesses to expand and create jobs."

Image: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. Photo: courtesy of Noo1994 / Wikipedia.