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GDEcD: Flexo Converters USA, Inc. will create 100 new jobs in Walton County, invest $20M

04/28/2016

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ATLANTA, April 28, 2016—The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Flexo Converters USA, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of retail shopping bags, will open a new industrial facility in Walton County, creating 100 jobs and investing $20 million into the local community.

“We are in the business of bringing quality jobs and investment to Georgia, and it is always a great day when we are able to celebrate this good news with statewide partners and our new corporate citizens,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are happy to welcome Flexo Converters USA, Inc., and we are confident they will thrive in our pro-business environment.”

As an industry leader, Flexo offers a full line of custom and stock paper bags in a variety of colors and sizes as well as recycled paper bags.

“We are excited to open this location in Monroe, Georgia,” said Anik Patel, chief operating officer for Flexo.  “Our company felt that the building and community were a right fit for Flexo and our newest facility.”

Flexo purchased a building from the Development Authority of Walton County located at 690 Unisia Drive, the former Angel Food Ministries Building.

“I want to welcome Flexo Converters to Walton County and our family of corporate citizens,” said Kevin Little, chairman of the Walton County Board of Commissioners.

“We are fortunate to have a company of this caliber investing in our community and in the Piedmont Regional Industrial Park,” said Morris Jordan, chairman of the Development Authority of Walton County.

Piedmont Regional Industrial Park is located in the City of Monroe and owned by the Development Authority of Walton County.

“Walton County and the City of Monroe couldn’t get a better new corporate partner than Flexo,” said executive director of the Development Authority of Walton County, Shane Short. “They are a great manufacturer who will be investing millions in the building, and they are a company who is community minded and will be a great fit to the area.”

GDEcD Project Manager Tina Herring represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with the City of Monroe and the Development Authority of Walton County.

Information on the details about the hiring process will be posted on the Development Authority of Walton County website at www.choosewalton.com.

About GDEcD

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.

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CONTACT:

Katie McCreary
GDEcd Communications Specialist
kmccreary@georgia.org