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Trinity Packaging Corporation Invests $9.5 Million To Expand Its Rocky Mount, Virginia, Production Center

Area Development Online News Desk (07/03/2014)
Trinity Packaging Corporation will invest $9.5 million to expand capacity at its operation in the Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia. The project will create 25 new jobs in Franklin County.

Headquartered in Armonk, New York, Trinity Packaging is a privately held family business founded in 1917 as a paper bag converter. In 1979, Trinity entered into the plastics market and throughout the past several decades has expanded its plastics product offerings. Today, Trinity has multiple plant locations and its products are sold globally and include flexible films for a variety of industries. The market segments Trinity currently services include lawn and garden, consumer and home goods, dry food and snacks, pet care and all other industrially packaged products in both small and large formats.

“We are pleased that our future growth and expansion will remain in the town of Rocky Mount and Franklin County,” said Peter Freund, President of Trinity. “We have a long history of success with the state of Virginia as a tremendous business partner and we look forward to continuing to prosper here.”

Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “Trinity Packaging Corporation continues to grow in Franklin County, as this project is the company’s second major investment in its Rocky Mount operation in less than four years. Trinity’s history spans nearly 100 years, and we are proud that this valuable Virginia employer is on the roster of companies that continue to bolster the thriving advanced manufacturing industry in the Commonwealth.”

“Trinity Packaging Corporation’s expansion is a great testament to the region’s skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing and in the plastics industry,” said Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “The company’s continued growth in Franklin County is evidence of its commitment to Virginia and the benefits of our business-friendly environment. We look forward to a long corporate partnership with Trinity Packaging for years to come.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Franklin County, the Town of Rocky Mount and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to help secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $65,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Franklin County and the Town of Rocky Mount with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $75,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project. The company is also eligible to receive manufacturers’ Sales and Use tax exemptions. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity will provide funding and services to support the company’s training activities.

“The Town of Rocky Mount is pleased to support the expansion of jobs and production at Trinity Packaging,” said Mayor Steve Angle. “We value highly Trinity’s part in employing our citizens, their strong corporate citizenship, and their continued dedication to growing, expanding and staying in Rocky Mount. As we work to make Rocky Mount a destination, we value the security represented by strong industries and major employers like Trinity, and we are grateful to Dan Mills and his local staff for their efforts on our behalf.”

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