Genpak Corporation has announced that it will be moving it’s entire headquarters from Glen Falls, NY to Charlotte, NC.
The company currently manufactures a range of single-use packaging containers. It has a total of 18 facilities around the U.S. and in Canada, with three of them already located here in the Queen City, including its research and development division. They currently have over 2,000 employees.
“The biggest reason (for the move) is just getting closer to our operations. We have three plants right in Charlotte that run three different materials for us, and we have our R&D down there, and we’re just trying to get closer to all that so people can better collaborate and, hopefully, innovate,” Genpak President Kevin Kelly commented in the announcement.
The company told it’s entire New York workforce that they will have the option of staying in New York until May 31, 2017, at which time the NY headquarters will permanently close and the final workers will be transitioned to Charlotte.
The majority of positions being moved include; administrative, including accounting, information technology, customer service and human resources professionals.