While some manufacturers have experienced setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, others have seen large increases in business. Among these companies is PAC Worldwide, which has recently announced plans to expand into Georgia.
Founded in 1975, PAC Worldwide develops, creates, and automates packaging solutions for a wide variety of clients. Some of their most popular products include protective mailers and specialty packaging for e-commerce, courier, fulfillment, and distribution purposes. Currently, the company operates out of the U.S., U.K., Mexico, and Malaysia, and employs nearly 2,000 people.
Much of the company’s decision to expand was due to the massive growth of e-commerce created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many companies have seen a large increase in their e-commerce business, while others work to expand their e-commerce options. All this means that they will need companies like PAC Worldwide to assist them in addressing their packaging concerns.
The new facility will be the first for PAC Worldwide in Georgia, and the company will invest $47 million into its construction. The facility will be constructed on a 500,000 square-foot site located at Union City in Fulton County. It’s expected that construction will be completed later this year and create 400 new jobs. Department leaders, supervisors, engineers, operators, warehouse associates, and machine packers are just some of the positions which will be available.
PAC Worldwide president Steve Foster said that the “proximity to customers, key suppliers and a deep labor pool were all compelling reasons to make greater Atlanta part of our US footprint. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with the community.” Governor Brian Kemp also said, “I thank PAC Worldwide for their commitment to creating hundreds of solid manufacturing jobs for the hard-working Georgians of Fulton County…I’m confident the state’s central position in the south-east, along with our highly skilled workforce, will help PAC Worldwide better serve their customers.”