Printpack, Inc. of Villa Rica, Georgia, packaging conversion company, plans a $66 million expansion of its local processing facilities. The expansion will include an addition of 20 new jobs and retention of 20 existing positions. Printpack currently maintains four Villa Rica facilities employing a total of 550 employees.
State economic development officials said the firm’s expansion will include major equipment additions and pollution control upgrades. Carroll Tomorrow, Carroll County’s economic development organization, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Power worked closely with Printpack corporate leadership, the City of Villa Rica and the Villa Rica Development Authority to bring to bear the resources and information that would make the expansion a success.
“Printpack was one of the first company expansions that Carroll Tomorrow participated in back in 2002. The company is a classic example of being a "new company today and an existing industry tomorrow," stated Loy Howard, Chairman of Carroll Tomorrow, “We are pleased that Carroll Tomorrow's initiatives surrounding existing industry retention and expansion have paid dividends over the past eleven years and Printpack is an example of that ongoing effort."
“Printpack’s decision to invest in advanced technology at the Villa Rica operation is a reflection of Georgia’s skilled workforce, superior logistics infrastructure, and other key advantages for manufacturers today,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey. “Georgia has tremendous assets, including the Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, which keep us at the forefront of this industry.” GDEcD regional representative, E. Jane Caraway, was instrumental in the development of this expansion project.
“On behalf of Carroll County and the local community, I’d like to express how proud and excited we are for the commitment of Printpack to our community, stated Marty Smith, Chairman of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, “and for the hard work of all of our local entities involved through this process, Carroll Tomorrow and the Villa Rica Development Authority.”