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Halifax, N.C.

JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $11 million in Weldon with the project.

“JBB Packaging chose this location at the Becker Industrial Park because it was formerly used for plastics manufacturing, it has the space they need now and for future growth, and it’s half a mile from Interstate 95,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “It’s this combination of infrastructure and industry expertise that makes Halifax County a winning choice for manufactures.” 

JBB Packaging will recycle plastics and produce flexible packaging and garment bags. The new facility moving into the Flambeau Building in Becker Industrial Park will host state-of-the art equipment producing the highest quality at the most affordable cost.

N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to locate in the state.  

Salaries for the new position will vary. Once all positions are filled, the average salary is expected to be $40,400, above the Halifax County average salary of $31,839. 

A performance-based grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate JBB Packaging’s move to Halifax County.  The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.  All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“We’re very pleased that JBB Packaging has selected Halifax County for its new manufacturing facility,” said N.C. Senator Toby Fitch, Jr.. “I welcome and look forward to working with the company’s executives to help them find success here.”

“Many local organizations and leaders worked together to help this company locate in Halifax County,” said N.C. Representative Michael H. Wray.  “We’re proud of this collaboration and are ready to assist JBB Packaging as they grow in North Carolina.”

“JBB Packaging is bringing quality, well-paying manufacturing jobs and a significant capital investment to Halifax County,” said Vernon Bryant, Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners. I am proud of our community’s effort to maximize our business talent, resources, and collaborative spirit to support the location of JBB Packaging.”

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, NC Railroad, Halifax County and the Halifax County Economic Development Commission. 

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