Marion, North Carolina, USA, 22 March 2012 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RockTenn today celebrated the grand opening of its new Marion, North Carolina, folding carton facility. The plant produces consumer packaging for a variety of products people use every day.
RockTenn has already invested almost USD 25 million in the new Marion facility. The plant, which completes its first full month of production on March 31, plans to add a total of 124 jobs with an average annual wage that is 10% more than current average for McDowell County.
“We would like to extend our thanks to all of the dedicated people at the city, county, state, and other associations that made today possible,” said Steve Harrell, general manager of the Marion plant. “Our goal is to continue to be the low-cost provider of folding cartons in the selected value-added markets that Marion targets, and this expansion allows us to focus on achieving that goal while better serving our customers,” he said.
RockTenn has folding carton facilities in Marion, Claremont, and Conover, in North Carolina, and its Merchandising displays business is headquartered in Winston-Salem. Almost 1500 full-time and 1800 part-time RockTenn employees call North Carolina home.
RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions, with net sales of USD 10 billion. RockTenn’s 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations – every time. The company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com.