Packaging manufacturer PAC Worldwide will establish a $47 million facility in Union City, Georgia. The project is expected to create 400 jobs.
Expected to be operational this summer, the company will occupy an existing 500,000-square-foot facility located at 4900 Stonewall Tell Road. PAC credited the expansion in part to a surge in e-commerce growth.
"The proximity to customers, key suppliers, and a deep labor pool were all compelling reasons to make greater Atlanta part of our U.S. footprint," PAC Worldwide President Steve Foster said. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with the community."
According to state officials, the company could claim various tax breaks, including an income tax credit allowing it to annually deduct $1,250 per job from state income taxes for five years, as long as workers make at least $28,000 per year, which could be worth $2.5 million. PAC could also qualify for property tax breaks from Union City and Fulton County.
“As I’ve said before, when a company opens operations in Georgia, they become a Georgia company,” GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson said. “It’s a pleasure to welcome PAC Worldwide to the state’s family of internationally known advanced manufacturers, and I thank our partners in Fulton County for their support in attracting PAC Worldwide to the state.”
Director Hank Evans represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce division on this competitive project in partnership with Select Fulton, Union City, Georgia Power and Georgia Quick Start.
“This announcement is great news for South Fulton and speaks to the ongoing transformation of the community through new high-tech industries and jobs,” said Marty Turpeau, chairman of the Development Authority of Fulton County. “As an Authority, we will continue to support companies that bring quality jobs and investment into Fulton County.”
PAC Worldwide operates additional U.S. sites in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Phoenix; and two in suburban Cincinnati. Its international facilities are located in Querétaro, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and London, England.