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Evergreen Packaging To Place Global Headquarters In Memphis, Tennessee

Evergreen Packaging will locate its global headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. The company will invest $915,000 and create 70 jobs in Shelby County.

The company is the leading manufacturer of fresh carton packaging for beverage products, primarily serving the juice and milk markets and also provides a variety of paper-based products for commercial printing. Closure Systems International is the leading manufacturer of packaging closures and fitments. Graham Packaging is a global leader in plastic bottles and packaging solutions.

“Evergreen Packaging is appreciative of the support we have received from the state of Tennessee, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. and all of the state stakeholders,” President/CEO of Evergreen Packaging John Rooney said. “Our leadership team has been impressed by the concerted effort to recruit and support this company throughout this entire process.”

“We welcome Evergreen Packaging to Memphis and thank them for creating 70 new jobs in Shelby County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “It is not taken lightly when a company chooses to locate its global headquarters in our state and we thank Evergreen for bringing us one step closer towards making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Evergreen Packaging will combine with its sister companies Closure Systems International (CSI) and Graham Packaging Company (Graham) into one consolidated global headquarters in Memphis. Together, the three companies comprise 127 global manufacturing facilities in 36 countries, 14,000 employees and revenues of approximately $5.5B annually. In order to accommodate the headquarters consolidation in Memphis, the company plans on adding additional square footage to its current facility.

“There is great momentum in corporate headquarters choosing Memphis and we’re excited to see Evergreen Packaging among those companies who recognize not only our business-friendly environment but that Memphis is a great place for families to live, work and play,” Phil Trenary, President/CEO of Greater Memphis Chamber said. “This year alone, we have seen LEDIC Realty and Orgill choose the Memphis region, all bringing jobs and investment to our regional economy.”

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