Printpack’s Planned Plant Closure Could Result in 90 Workers Needing New Jobs
Packaging converters take note: Up to 90 experienced packaging industry workers are expected to be back on the job market at the end of this year due to an expected label and packaging plant closing in North Carolina. According to reportage by Kevin Ellis of Business North Carolina, Printpack will be closing its Hendersonville plant.
Ellis reports that the packaging plant has operated for half a century, where loyal employees converted and printed labels and flexible packaging, including candy wrappers.
As early as 2012, Printpack reportedly warned employees that their jobs were in jeopardy. Yet, Robin Potter, a 40-year Printpack employee currently employed in human resources, told Ellis that the label and packaging plant’s employees “never gave up on their integrity and their drive to do good work.”
Despite the plant being a nonunion shop, Printpack announced that employees who do not move to another plant will receive severance pay in addition to their final wages.
Read the complete report on Business North Carolina’s website: https://businessnc.com