An international producer of packaging materials expands operations to Blythewood, in part to support the growing trend of e-commerce.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc., located at 1091 Carolina Pines Dr., is investing $ 20 million to expand its current facility and curbside recyclable paper mailing operations. The expansion will take place over the next five years and will create approximately 135 new jobs. The SC Economic Development Coordinating Council has approved a grant of $ 200,000 for Richland County to help cover costs associated with the project.
IPG develops, manufactures and sells self-adhesive and water-activated paper and film-based tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use. One of its newest products is the Curby® Mini Cone and Water Activated Tape, designed to help small retailers and online retailers ship packages around the world.
“The successes we have seen in recent years are fueled by the skilled and committed workforce available to IPG in the surrounding community,” Shane Betts, IPG vice president of operations said in a statement. release on expansion. “The expansion of our facilities is driven by both new and existing activities for IPG and will foster increased engagement with our state and local leaders to complete the project and provide employment for the local community. “
IPG is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Sarasota, Florida, with operations in 31 locations employing approximately 3,700 people. The Blythewood plant is one of 27 manufacturing plants in North America, Asia and Europe.