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1/8/2020 Member News
LLFLex To Create 46 New Jobs in Guilford County

LLFLex To Create 46 New Jobs in Guilford County

LLFlex, a leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions, will create 46 new jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.6 million to locate a facility in High Point.

“We are excited to welcome LLFlex to North Carolina! Our state is at the center of it all and stands ready to support the company with a strong economy, great transportation network, and highly capable workforce for the company’s newest business expansion,” said Governor Cooper.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, LLFlex has created custom packaging and lamination solutions for the construction, wire and cable, and tobacco industries for more than 90 years. Its products can be found in a variety of everyday settings, including insulation and lining, foil and paperboard laminates for scratch-off lottery tickets, and cartons and blister cards for medications. Among other distinctions, LLFlex is North America’s leading supplier of cigarette inner bundling material and custom-printed lamination for tobacco products.

“North Carolina’s educated, motivated workforce, business-friendly landscape and prime geographic location made it the ideal locale for our newest facility, which is a culmination of our commitment to customer service, production excellence and market share growth,” said Victor Dixon, CEO of LLFlex. “The new space, new equipment and new team members all add value in terms of manufacturing prowess. quality control, innovative product ideation and value-added industry partnerships. We’d like to thank North Carolina’s wonderful team of public officials for their leadership and guidance and look forward to a longstanding relationship with this great state.”

“North Carolina has a strong supply chain for LLFlex’s target market,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Tobacco remains one of our top crops, our biopharmaceutical industry is growing rapidly, and we have the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast. These are all excellent roots for this company’s growth trajectory.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce led the state’s support for the company’s decision.

Although wages will vary depending on the position, the average for all new positions could reach $58,021. The current average annual salary in Guilford County is $47,955.

A performance-based grant of $90,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate LL Flex’s operation in Guilford County. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“We are thrilled to welcome LLFlex to Guilford County,” said N.C. Senator John Faircloth. “In High Point, they will find an excellent quality of life and a skilled manufacturing community ready to support their operations.”

“This investment is a win for the entire state,” said N.C. Representative Michael Garrett. “LLFlex has chosen a great East Coast location with the robust infrastructure that growing companies need.”

In addition to N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, City of High Point, High Point Economic Development Corporation, Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, and Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

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