Central Packaging and Crating, Inc. expanding Greenwood County operations

South Carolina pallet supplier is investing more than $6 million in its continued growth

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Central Packaging and Crating, Inc., a South Carolina manufacturer of wooden, heat-treated pallets, is expanding its operations in Greenwood County. The company’s $6 million investment is projected to create 37 new jobs.

Launched in 1998, Central Packaging and Crating is one of the largest wooden pallet manufacturers in South Carolina by volume. Located at 101 Joe Bernat Drive in Greenwood, S.C., the company will be upgrading an adjacent vacant facility, installing a new cut-up line for pine wood and expanding production of pine pallets.

Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the spring of 2019, and interested applicants can apply in person at that time. For more information on the Central Packaging and Crating, Inc., contact Kevin Neuman at central@gogenesis.com.

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Central Packaging and Crating, Inc. is expanding its Greenwood County operations.
  • $6 million investment to create 37 new jobs.
  • Central Packaging and Crating is one of the largest wooden pallet manufacturers in South Carolina by volume.
  • The facility is located at 101 Joe Bernat Drive in Greenwood, S.C.
  • The company will be upgrading an adjacent vacant facility, installing a new cut-up line for pine wood and expanding production of pine pallets.

“I would like to thank the community of Greenwood for supporting us now for the past 20 years,” stated Kevin Neuman, President of Central Packaging and Crating, Inc. “We are proud of our continued growth, and look forward to being a partner for success in both Greenwood County and the state of South Carolina.”  

“We’re proud of our existing industries in South Carolina, and Central Packaging and Crating is a perfect example of Team South Carolina’s strength,” added Gov. Henry McMaster. “Congratulations to Greenwood County on this wonderful announcement, and we look forward to what the future has in store for this great company.”   

“Central Packaging and Crating has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and I’m proud to see them continue to thrive,” echoed Secretary of Commerce Bobb Hitt. “This expansion is a big win for Greenwood County, and I’m excited to see the difference these 37 new jobs will make there.”  

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, and Volvo. It also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 – extending its streak of top-three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.