A major global packing manufacturer has just announced plans to build a new multi-million dollar facility in North Carolina.
According to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, American Fuji Seal Inc. will be constructing a sprawling 260,000 sq ft facility in Hickory, NC, investing over $52 million and creating at over 100 new jobs with an average starting salary of $48,931.
“Today’s announcement underscores how confident global companies are in North Carolina and its workforce, even during a global pandemic.” said NC Governor Roy Cooper. “Companies like American Fuji Seal could start a new operation anywhere in the world, but they chose Catawba County because of our state’s proven track record of meeting the fast-changing needs of global industry.”
American Fuji Seal Inc. is the United States-based branch of Japan-based packaging manufacturer Fuji Seal Group, a global pioneer in the development of distinctive shrink labels and shrink sleeve application machines. The American branch is headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky.
“American Fuji Seal, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of our current North American operations by building a state-of-the-art facility in North Carolina, with a focus on a safe working environment, and environmental stewardship,” said American Fuji Seal, Inc. President, Akikazu Yada. “The expansion will further enhance our position in the market as a total packaging solutions provider & the Global Leader of Shrink Sleeve Labels. I would like to express gratitude for the support of various levels of local and state government for our project. We look forward to the future and success with all our partners and the surrounding community for years to come.”
American Fuji Seal’s new Hickory facility will be hiring press operators, product engineers, quality control specialists, graphic artists, management staff, and other personnel with an average starting salary of $48,744 starting in 2022.