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Nelipak Plans Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Packaging Production Plant

Nelipak Corporation, a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, will establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The $11.8 million project is expected to create 36 jobs in Forsyth County.

The 110,000-square-foot site with class-7 clean room space will enable the company to replicate the industry-leading flexible packaging production capabilities it currently operates in Europe, according to state officials. The company plans to make additional investments over the next five years, according to state officials.

“We are excited to locate this new facility in North Carolina,” said Pat Chambliss, CEO of Nelipak. “Important factors in our decision to locate our first North American flexible packaging operation in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem include an attractive geographic area with an available new building, a skilled local workforce, a regional emphasis on training and education, and an overall favorable business climate for healthcare-related manufacturing. We appreciate the enthusiasm and support for this project in the local community and look forward to a long-term partnership.”

A performance-based grant of $72,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Nelipak’s expansion. 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.

“Winston-Salem is another Carolina Core anchor that is using its rich manufacturing history to transform its innovation economy,” noted N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Nelipak will greatly benefit from our central East Coast location, a well-educated workforce, and partnership in training systems that will support the company’s North American operations for many years to come.”

Headquartered in Cranston, RI, Nelipak is a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of custom designed packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Our customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.

In addition to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) key partners in the project included the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Forsyth Tech Community College, Forsyth County, City of Winston-Salem and Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

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