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January 29, 2014
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Missouri governor Jay Nixon announced plans from Nordenia USA, a global manufacturer of flexible packaging, to expand its operations in Jackson, MO. The company will make a capital investment of $2 million into the local economy, which is expected to result in 50 new jobs for the state. Nordenia currently employs approximately 400 workers at this facility.
Nordenia USA is embarking on a dual expansion of its Jackson operations to meet current and anticipated demand for its products. The company manufactures flexible packaging for a variety of common consumer goods, including overwrap films for tissues and paper towels, and surface protection films and labels for frozen food, pet food, lawn and garden, and hygiene products. Nordenia's top U.S. customers include Procter and Gamble, Tyson Foods, and Nestle.
The company will be constructing a new 180,000-square-foot facility in the city's industrial park that will support the manufacturing and warehousing of all bag products. In addition, Nordenia will be adding another 21,000 sq ft of space to its existing facility that houses converting lines.
To help Nordenia move ahead with its expansion plans, the state of Missouri authorized an economic incentive package worth $851,804, including a Community Development Block Grant of $500,000 that will be utilized to construct a road and utilities as needed in the Jackson Industrial Park. The company will also be eligible for $351,804 in Missouri Quality Jobs program incentives over the next three years if it meets the requirements of that program. This will enable Nordenia to continue its presence in Missouri, which began when the company, which was founded in Germany in 1966, established its first overseas branch in 1989 in Jackson.
"The new investment and significant job creation by this global company is good news for economy of southeast Missouri and our entire state," Nixon said. "We will continue to fight every single day, for every single job, to move our economy forward. Nordenia USA's creation of 50 new jobs is a significant step for our state's manufacturing sector and economy in general."
In its announcement, the Missouri governor's office also noted that the state of Missouri's current unemployment rate is at its lowest figure in more than two years at 8.8 percent. Since January 2011, the state's unemployment rate has fallen seven-tenths of a full point. Missouri's international exports are also up by 18 percent thus far in 2011, after increasing by 35 percent during 2010.
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