Carter Plays Role in Recent Bagcraft-Papercon Move and Expansion

By Charles Holloway, senior vice president, Carter

ATLANTA (June 22, 2011) – It was great to see Bagcraft-Papercon, a manufacturer of paper-based packaging products for the food service industry, host a grand opening last week for its new 225,000-square-foot facility in Norcross, Ga. 

BagcraftPapercon-6_13_11-110 Last September, I represented Sterling Industries when it sold the empty warehouse to Selig Enterprises, represented by Lee & Associates. Shortly after, Bagcraft-Papercon signed a 15-year-lease for the facility at 6448 Best Friend Road. A unit of Packaging Dynamics Corp., Bagcraft-Papercon had been operating in an undersized facility in Chamblee for years.

According to a recent story in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the location will support the company’s Southeast manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations. The move and expansion has brought 196 jobs to Gwinnett County.

Constructive Ingenuity helped Bagcraft-Papercon with the move by assisting with equipment inventory, rigging, design, engineering and project management. Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that Bagcraft-Papercon invested $7.3 million in renovations and equipment.

Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Bagcraft-Pepercon’s expansion. 

“This is a longtime Georgia company, and we couldn’t be more pleased that it is expanding to accommodate the needs of not only Georgia’s food processing industry — the state’s largest manufacturing sector — but of the Southeast as a whole.”

I couldn’t agree with the commissioner more. I’m honored to have been part of a transaction that helped bring new jobs to metro Atlanta. Congratulations to Bagcraft-Papercon on a successful move!

 

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