42 NEW JOBS COMING TO SMYTH COUNTY
Scholle IPN Packaging, Inc. To Expand Manufacturing Operation
Richmond, VA– Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Scholle IPN Packaging, Inc. will expand its Smyth County manufacturing operation. The project will create 42 new jobs and includes $10.29 million in capital investment.
Tobacco Commission member, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said, “We are honored to celebrate the expansion of a major manufacturer and long-term contributor to the region’s strong, diverse manufacturing base. Scholle IPN’s continued growth in Smyth County is a true economic success story for Southwest Virginia, and we look forward to the company’s next phase as it expands in the North American market.”
Tobacco Commission member, Senator Bill Carrico added, “Scholle IPN has been a valuable business partner in Smyth County for many years, and I am pleased that they are expanding their manufacturing operation and adding 42 new jobs. Helping existing businesses expand, bringing jobs and investment to Southwest Virginia, is a top priority for the Tobacco Commission, and I am glad the Commission chose to support this project.”
Scholle IPN is one of the world’s largest and most innovative packaging manufacturers; providing sustainable packaging solutions for the food and beverage, agriculture, automotive, cleaning, personal care, and pharmaceutical sectors. The company is committed to making products safe and accessible while minimizing waste and extending shelf life. Headquartered in Illinois, Scholle IPN operates in 14 countries with over 2,000 employees worldwide.
Vice President and General Manager of Scholle IPN’s North America region, Kent Kisselle said, “This a key milestone in Scholle IPN’s long-range plan for our North American business. Our decision to expand in Chilhowie was necessitated by our continued growth in core flexible packaging markets along with the need to support our long-term strategic objectives. These initiatives include the development and application of a broad range of technologies to our business, and training our people in using these tools. Southwest Virginia is a strong fit in terms of high-quality labor availability and runway for additional investment, led by a solid leadership group ready to execute our strategic initiatives. I look forward to seeing the new Chilhowie plant footprint take shape in the coming months and welcoming our new team members as we prepare for an exciting 2020 and beyond.”
Chairman of the Smyth County Board of Supervisors, Todd Dishner added, “Today’s exciting announcement of the growth and expansion of our long-term partner, Scholle IPN, is welcome news in Smyth County and Southwest Virginia. The work involved in making this project a reality demonstrates the true partnership and concentrated effort that exists between Scholle IPN, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Smyth County to provide for and facilitate growth right here within our limits. We are extremely proud of the relationship that has developed with Scholle IPN over the years and look forward to growing and continuing this partnership well into the future.”
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia. Helping existing businesses, like Scholle IPN, expand and bring new jobs to the areas we serve is an important part of this mission.
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