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Direct Pack, Inc. Sets Up East Coast Operations Center In Rockingham, North Carolina

Direct Pack, Inc., a California-based maker of packaging for food products, will establish a manufacturing site in Rockingham, North Carolina. The site will serve its growing East Coast market. The company plans to invest over $12.7 million in the facility, which will employ 94 workers.

A unit of PMC Global, Inc., a privately-held management company, Direct Pack is a national leader in thermoformed food packaging products. Its customized packages are sold to produce suppliers, supermarkets, restaurant chains and food processors around the country.

“Direct Pack is excited to partner with the State of North Carolina and Richmond County,” said Craig Snedden, Direct Pack’s president. “We feel Rockingham is ideally situated to service both our existing East Coast customer partners and our plans for future domestic expansion. We would like to thank the Richmond County Board of Commissioners and their team for helping us partner with the City of Rockingham and the State of North Carolina.”

“Job creation is still all about the fundamentals, and our county’s fundamentals are strong,” said Kenneth Robinette, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners. “They include affordable costs, available sites and buildings, and close proximity to major consumer markets.”

“We’re having a solid year,” said Richmond County Commissioner Jimmy Capps. “The success we’re seeing in our job growth efforts is the result of a strong spirit of collaboration that exists in Richmond County -- from the terrific customer service companies get from our economic development program to the excellent workforce training they receive from Richmond Community College.”

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