Manufacturer investing $5 million and creating 100 jobs
Columbia, SC — Response Packaging, a premier returnable packaging manufacturer, is expanding its existing facility in Greenville County. The expansion is projected to bring $5 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 100 jobs.
With facilities in both the United States and Mexico, Response Packaging serves some of the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America, as well as their respective supply bases by providing manufacturing, design and prototype support and project analysis solutions.
Located at 1698 Perimeter Road in Greenville, S.C., the expansion of the company's Greenville County operation is designed to increase its capacity and capability, in order to support the regional growth of the automotive industry. Hiring for the new positions is already underway and will continue in 2017, as production capabilities accelerate. Interested applicants should visit the company's website for more information.
"Response is excited to expand its footprint in North America by creating more product offerings to become a fully integrated supplier. We feel that this expansion will differentiate us as a supplier in an evolving industry and position us for continued market share growth." -Response Packaging CEO Brett Kraeling
"Response Packaging is another example of a company that helps make South Carolina the wonderful place that it is. From the talented people who make up our workforce to the critical infrastructure necessary to do business, our state has so much to offer to companies looking for a place to call home, and that's an important part of what makes South Carolina so special." -Governor Henry McMaster
"Team South Carolina has cultivated a positive business environment within our borders, allowing companies like Response Packaging to grow and succeed. This expansion is a big win for the Upstate, and I'm excited to watch this company thrive for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"Existing industries are vital to the long-term success of Greenville, and the county continually works to create a robust business climate and strong workforce. We're grateful for Response Packaging's expansion and its continued commitment to Greenville." -Greenville County Councilman Dr. Bob Taylor
Five Fast Facts
- Response Packaging expanding Greenville County facility.
- $5 million investment to create 100 jobs.
- Response Packaging is a premier returnable packaging manufacturer to original equipment manufacturers in North America.
- Located at 1698 Perimeter Road in Greenville, S.C., the expansion of the company's Greenville County operation is designed to increase its capacity and capability.
- Interested applicants should visit the company's website for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce