The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Friday, July 4, 2014
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
Trinity Packaging Corp. in Rocky Mount will invest $9.5 million in an expansion project that will create 25 new jobs.
To help with the expansion project, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he has approved a $65,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist with the project.
The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission also approved $75,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project.
"Trinity Packing Corp. continues to grow in Franklin County, as this project is the company's second major investment in its Rocky Mount operation in less than four years," McAuliffe said. "Trinity's history spans nearly 100 years, and we are proud that this valuable Virginia employer is on the roster of companies that continue to bolster the thriving advanced manufacturing industry in the commonwealth."
Headquartered in Armonk, N.Y., Trinity Packaging is a privately held family business, founded in 1917 as a paper bag converter. In 1979, Trinity entered into the plastic market and has since expanded its plastic product offerings.
The market segments Trinity currently services include lawn and garden, consumer and home goods, dry food and snacks, pet care and all other industrially packaged products in both small and large formats.
"We are pleased that our future growth and expansion will remain in Rocky Mount and Franklin County," said Peter Freund, president of Trinity.
"The Town of Rocky Mount is pleased to support the expansion of jobs and production at Trinity Packaging," said Rocky Mount Mayor Steve Angle. "We value highly Trinity's part in employing our citizens, their strong corporate citizenship, and their continued dedication to growing, expanding and staying in Rocky Mount."
David Cundiff, chairman of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors and a member of the Tobacco Commission, said, "Trinity Packaging has long been one of the county's most respected major employers, and their stability and growth continues to fuel the community's strong local economy. We are proud to be a part of the team assisting Trinity Packaging to prosper in Franklin County."