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Clearly Clean Products Plans Greensboro, North Carolina, Operations

Clearly Clean Products, a packaging manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Greensboro, North Carolina. The project is expected to create at least 80 jobs in Guilford County.

The new manufacturing facility will nearly double the company’s current production capacity to meet demand of its poultry customers.

“We are excited to expand our operations into North Carolina and to become an involved local partner,” said Jimmy Herring, CEO of Clearly Clean. “This new facility will allow us to increase our commitment to sustainability as we continue to expand the ability of our customers to participate in a nature-friendly circular economy. We look forward to contributing to the community and making Greensboro home.”

“Greensboro is the state’s third largest city and has been a cornerstone to some of our biggest economic development wins,” noted N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “North Carolina’s innovative research organizations, top educational institutions, and diverse workforce provide a thriving ecosystem for forward thinking companies that do business in the state.”

A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, dependent on a capital investment from the company of $24.9 million, will help Clearly Clean locate to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the nation and is consistently recognized as having the top workforce in the country,” added Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). “We are proud that companies like Clearly Clean recognize that our state can provide the skilled workforce needed to produce innovative products and contribute to a sustainable economy.”

Clearly Clean, LLC, is a domestic manufacturer that creates eco-friendly products, such as 100% recyclable PET (polyethylene terephthalate) food trays.

In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in this project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Community College System, Guilford Technical Community College, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, Guilford County, GuilfordWorks, City of Greensboro, Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, and Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

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