Beech Island food packaging company to expand



Pactiv LLC, a maker of foodservice and food packaging, said Tuesday that it plans to expand its Beech Island plant.

The $5.5 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs over the next three years.

Pactiv will add a new production line and expand its warehouse facility to consolidate its regional operations. Construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin in February.

“The manufacturing community in Aiken County is extremely important to its prosperity,” said Gary Stooksbury, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Partnership. “The partnership has worked diligently over the years to attract quality companies to our area. We look forward to Pactiv’s continued growth.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved the company for a $150,000 grant for site preparation. The S.C. Technical College System will provide pre-employment training. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact Career One Stop in Aiken.


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