Corrugated box manufacturing facility
Gulf Packaging announced its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Alabama, US, in March 2019. The construction of the facility is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
The project is expected to generate 16 new jobs and more than $8m in capital investment for the county over the next three years.
The project is jointly supported by Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Bay Minette. It will support the company’s growth and expansion plans in the region.
The new manufacturing facility will be located in Bay Minette Industrial Park in Bay Minette, North Baldwin County, Alabama. It will be situated adjacent to Gulf Packaging’s existing operations in Bay Minette Industrial Park.
The Bay Minette Industrial Park is located at D’Olive Street and is accessible via the I-10, I-65, and US highways 31, 90, and 98. It is located adjacent to SBA HUBZone and is spread across 74 acres. It is equipped with natural gas, water and electricity supply, along with sewage and telecom services.
Bladwin County was chosen for locating the facility due to the support provided by the local government and pro-business atmosphere. The county was ranked by SmartAsset, a US-based financial technology company, as the foremost in the state of Alabama for incoming business investment by creating 11,600 new jobs in the last five years.
Gulf Packaging’s new facility will have an area of 85,000ft² to facilitate the company’s material handling and manufacturing processes.
The manufacturing facility will incorporate modern equipment, including new converting machinery designed to increase the company’s current capacity.
Gulf Packaging recycles 100% of scrap materials and uses water-based inks to develop sustainable packaging products.
The company manufactures packaging products in styles ranging from die-cuts to one-panel, telescoping along with customised regular cartons. It also supplies large boxes for furniture and small boxes for nuts and candy with multi-cell partitions with the option to style or add graphics to the boxes.
Gulf Packaging also provides print and design services for the boxes, along with quality checking. It delivers the products through its trucks to customers located within a 300km radius of any of its facilities.
Other company services include label application, display building, supplying recycled and foam products, and customised services.
In addition, the company provides a stocking agreement, under which it gives an option to stock customers’ boxes in their warehouses and deliver when needed.
Established in 1990, Gulf Packaging is an ISO 9001-certified manufacturer of corrugated boxes and packaging products.
The company currently operates from five locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Custom design and quick delivery are the company’s specialities that have helped in building a strong customer base throughout the south-eastern US.
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