Canada's Imaflex to grow operations in NC, add 37 new jobs at expanded plant

Flexible-packaging converter Imaflex USA, Inc., will add 37 new jobs in Davidson County, NC. The company will invest up to $15 million for a major building expansion along with capital equipment for its US production site in Thomasville, NC.

 Imaflex USA is the US operation for Imaflex, Inc., a Montréal, Quebec, Canada-based developer and manufacturer of polyethylene and metallized films and bags. The company customizes innovative packaging for consumer and industrial markets, while also making agricultural films. The Thomasville expansion will allow the company to upgrade its extrusion operations and increase film-making capacity in the current facility, while constructing a 25,000-sq-ft building to consolidate printing and distribution.

“We began our journey in Thomasville in 2006 with a multi-million-dollar investment, based on great optimism and strong growth plans,” says Joe Abbandonato, president/CEO-Imaflex. “We’ve seen a substantial scaling of the business since then, resulting in the need for additional space and equipment. This initiative accommodates our needs, thus ensuring our long-term growth and competitiveness. In turn, it will benefit our current employees, while also creating new job opportunities in North Carolina. It gives me great pleasure to know that what was once a dream is now a reality.”  

The 37 new positions include extrusion, converting, printing, maintenance, and management personnel. Combined, the new jobs have the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $1.4 million for the region.