Posted by: Carly Schroer
Corrugated Containers Supplier and Manufacturer to Create 75 Jobs
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Valley Packaging Corporation officials announced today the company will open a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Giles County. The corrugated containers supplier and manufacturer will invest over $30 million and create more than 75 jobs over the next five years in Pulaski.
"I want to thank Valley Packaging Corporation for choosing to expand in Tennessee,” Boyd said. “We work hard to not only focus on recruiting new business, but to support existing industries in their growth. I appreciate Valley Packaging Corporation for creating new jobs in Giles County and look forward to our continued partnership.”
Valley Packaging Corporation plans to manufacture corrugated containers at its new 301,000 square foot facility. The food and beverage industry has become a major component of company’s business, which has required a food and safety certification. With this new facility, the company will be able to better meet the current food safety standards.
"Our sincere gratitude to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for partnering with Valley Packaging, a Green Bay Packaging Company, to keep over a hundred jobs and provide opportunity for new job growth in the Pulaski area," President and CEO of Green Bay Packaging Will Kress said. "We are proud to invest in the city of Pulaski and continue to do business in Tennessee."
Valley Packaging Corp. is a solely owned subsidiary of Green Bay Packaging, Inc. The company is the leading supplier and manufacturing of corrugated containers and related products.
"Valley Packaging has, for many years, contributed significantly to the quality of life in Giles County and we are all proud Valley selected our community for their new facility,” Giles County Executive Janet Vanzant said. “A great deal of time and hard work has gone into this project and I would like to thank the local Economic Develop Commission and the Industrial Development Board for their work.”
"Valley Packaging has been a mainstay as a member of our industrial family and we are excited that they have chosen to remain in our community,” Pulaski Mayor Pat Ford said. “The new state-of-the-art facility will be a welcomed addition that solidifies their presence here well into the future. We want to thank all of the executives of Valley Packaging for a clear commitment to our community."
“TVA and PES Energize congratulate Valley Packaging Corporation on its announcement to expand in Pulaski, Tennessee”, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are pleased to serve the people of the valley region, in partnership with Giles County Economic Development Commission, city of Pulaski and Giles County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to facilitate the growth of existing companies like Valley Packaging Corporation.”
Pulaski and Giles County are represented by Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald) and Rep. Barry Doss (R – Leoma) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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