An Arizona packaging company said Wednesday that it plans to build a new facility in Chester County.
Footprint, LLC said it will invest $15.4 million to upfit a 109,000-square-foot building in the town of Richburg. Footprint said the investment is expected to create 115 new jobs over the next five years.
Footprint is a Gilbert, AZ company that focuses on “sustainable” packaging and manufacturing materials, rather than plastic packaging. It provides consumer goods services to other businesses, including “molded fiber” such as what are often used in drink trays at fast food restaurants. It has operations in the United States, Mexico, and China.
The Chester County facility will manufacture and deliver packaging materials to customers along the east coast of the United States and Canada. “We are very excited about our South Carolina operation and the unique geographic and technical advantage it will provide,” CEO Troy Swope said in an email. “When looking at the available workforce and our next generation of sustainable materials and manufacturing technologies, South Carolina became the clear choice for our new state of the art facility.”
The company said it plans to being hiring in the third quarter of this year. That hiring will continue into 2016.
The project’s job development credits were approved by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development, according to the press release. It was not clear what incentives Chester County is offering Footprint.
Jeremy Urso filed this report