Norton Packaging to open new manufacturing facility in Georgia, US

13 February 2013 (Last Updated February 13th, 2013 18:30)

Rigid plastic pails manufacturer Norton Packaging is set to invest $12m in a new manufacturing facility in Jasper County, Georgia, US.

Rigid plastic pails manufacturer Norton Packaging is all set to invest $12m in a new manufacturing facility in Jasper County, Georgia, US.

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the company will manufacture plastic injection moulded rigid shipping containers at the facility.

The 76,000ft² Georgia location will serve the south-east region of the US, as well as Puerto Rico and Europe.

GDEcD commissioner Chris Cummiskey said that Georgia has a thriving environment for manufacturers, prompting the companies to decide to relocate or expand.

"Companies can expect to find here well-trained workers and an outstanding logistics system that gives them access to the world," Cummiskey said.

The Georgia location serves as an outgrowth of a business strategy for Norton to extend existing customer relationships besides expanding its customer base in fast-growing markets.

The company selected the state for its new facility due to its business climate, and plans to become an integral part of the community.

As Norton plans to begin hiring by July 2013, Georgia Quick Start, the customised workforce training programme, will assist the company with its training needs.

The project will be managed by Georgia Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Development Authority of Jasper County.

US-based Norton Packaging supplies companies in the US, Southeast Asia, Europe and Australia and serves industries including paint, janitorial, petrochemical, adhesive, agricultural chemicals and food packaging.