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PAC Worldwide Expands in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

01/24/2018
PAC Worldwide, a manufacturer of flexible packaging, will expand into Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create more than 160 new jobs.

The company plans to lease a more than 420,000-square-foot facility in Bethlehem. The project includes leasehold improvements, equipment acquisition, and training for its employees. PAC plans to invest more than $28 million into the project, which will create more than 160 new jobs over the next three years.

“PAC Worldwide is thrilled to be locating our newest manufacturing site in the greater Bethlehem area,” said Bruce Johnson, COO at PAC. “We have specifically chosen this location because of the rich manufacturing history in the area, the strength of the local workforce, and the logistical advantages to our customers. Our collaboration with the Governor’s Action Team for this project and the support of the Lower Nazareth Township have been extraordinary and we are grateful.”

For more than 40 years, PAC has developed, manufactured, and automated premium packaging solutions to meet the changing needs of its customers worldwide. PAC manufactures protective mailers and specialty packaging for the courier, e-commerce, fulfillment, and distribution markets, and offers a full portfolio of branded and stock packaging with bubble lined and flat solutions.

“It’s telling that, after exploring where it can best maximize its growth in the northeast U.S., PAC chose Pennsylvania,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “My administration has been working to improve our business climate for manufacturers since day one. PAC’s decision, and the more than 160 new Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs that will come with it, is more evidence that our manufacturing climate continues to improve every day.”

As an incentive, PAC received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $489,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $326,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $73,350 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.

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