Packaging and protective solutions company Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is investing more than $20 million in expansion of its Richland County operations expected to create 135 jobs in the next five years.
Founded in 1981, IPG develops, manufactures and sales paper- and film-based tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use.
“This represents an exciting milestone for our operation in Richland County,” Shane Betts, IPG vice president of operations, said in a news release from Richland County. “The successes we have seen in recent years are fueled by the skilled and engaged labor force available to IPG in the surrounding community. The expansion of our facility is driven by both new and existing business for IPG and will foster further engagement with our state and local leaders to complete the project and deliver jobs to the local community.”
The investment will expand the company’s facility and its curbside recyclable paper mailer operations at 1091 Carolina Pines Drive in Blythewood. The expansion is expected to be completed within the next five years.
“County Council is pleased to see IPG expand their operations in Richland County,” Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston said. “The company’s success in our community is evidenced by this expansion project, and we are excited for the investment and new jobs their growth will bring.”