Smurfit Kappa, a global provider of paper-based packaging solutions, is expanding its U.S. footprint by establishing the company’s first South Carolina operation in Anderson County.
The $68 million investment will create 200 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The company expects to acquire a new 259,000-square-foot facility located at 1105 Scotts Bridge Road in Anderson.
“We are pleased to welcome Smurfit Kappa to Anderson County, South Carolina,” Anderson County Council Vice-Chairman Brett Sanders said in the release. “This project will contribute greatly to the economy of Anderson County and provide new opportunities for our citizens. We are excited to see the impact that this new company will bring to our area.”
Part of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index, Smurfit Kappa has more than 350 production sites in 36 countries; 22 in Europe, 13 in North and South America, and one in Africa. The company designs, manufactures and supplies paper-based packing products to surround, promote and protect interior contents.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.
“As a global company, Smurfit Kappa has numerous options when establishing a new facility,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. “We recognize the significance of this project and are confident that our pro-business economic climate will reinforce that South Carolina is the right choice.”o