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Industrial packager invests $13M in Greenville expansion

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Greif, a global industrial packaging products and services company, is expanding existing operations in Greenville County. (Photo/Provided)

Greif, a global industrial packaging products and services company, is expanding existing operations in Greenville County with a $13 million investment over the next five years.

Located at 873 Alexander Road in Taylors, Greif’s Greenville facility serves as a paper mill that utilizes recycled paperboard for the production of spiral tubes and cores, a news release from the Greenville Area Development Corp. stated.

The company’s expansion will modernize the facility and increase production capacity.

“We are excited to offer increased capabilities within our Taylors facility. Greif’s investment in South Carolina enables us to support our tube and core plants and our customers’ growth in this thriving region of the country,” Tim Bergwall, Greif senior vice president and group president, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC, said in the release.

The physical expansion is expected to be complete in November 2022.

Greif was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1877, according to the release, and is now located in more than 35 countries. The company produces steel, plastic and fibre drums; intermediate bulk containers; containerboard; corrugated packaging; recycled boxboard; tubes; cores; and a variety of other products.

“This announcement further proves that South Carolina’s talented workforce and pro-business environment allow our companies to thrive,” South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. “We congratulate Greif on their expansion project and look forward to working with them as they continue to grow in our state.”

With a focus on sustainability, Greif’s recycling group diverts more than 4 million tons of materials from the waste stream annually, and its Land Management Group manages over 240,000 acres of forests, the release stated.

“Greif's decision to expand operations here validates the many advantages Greenville County offers, including motivated employees, a pro-business community and strategic location,” Willis Meadows, Greenville County Council chairman and board member of the Greenville Area Development Corp., said in the release. “Greif packaging safely transports the world's great brands, and we are proud they have chosen to invest here."

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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