A company that makes consumer packaging materials plans to put a new facility in Richmond County and hire 64 people over the next three years.
Global Packaging will receive a $64,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund to locate the manufacturing facility in Hamlet. The grant is contingent upon a match by local governments.
The company will take over the closed Alpha Plastics facility in Hamlet and invest $1.7 million in the facility. Alpha Plastics, which closed in November, had employed 32 people.
The company, which is based outside of Philadelphia in Oaks, Pa., prints high-quality graphics and then converts the printed material into a bag or sells the stock products.
The jobs will pay an average annual wage of $47,078, not including benefits. The Richmond County average annual wage is $26,624.
"The Governor's office and Richmond County have made us feel welcome," said CEO Anthony J. Maginnis.