COLUMBIA, S.C. – Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a packaging and protective solutions company that supplies to resellers and a diverse group of commercial end users, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The investment of more than $20 million is expected to create approximately 135 new jobs over the next five years.
Founded in 1981, IPG is a recognized leader in the development, manufacturing and sale of a variety of paper and film-based, pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes; stretch and shrink films; protective packaging; woven and non-woven coated products; and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use.
Located at 1091 Carolina Pines Drive in Blythewood, IPG’s investment will expand the company’s current facility and curbside recyclable paper mailer operations.
The expansion is expected to be completed over the next five years. Individuals interested in joining the IPG team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to Richland County to assist with costs related to the project.
“This represents an exciting milestone for our operation in Richland County. The successes we have seen in recent years are fueled by the skilled and engaged labor force available to IPG in the surrounding community. The expansion of our facility is driven by both new and existing business for IPG and will foster further engagement with our state and local leaders to complete the project and deliver jobs to the local community.” -IPG Vice President of Operations Shane Betts
“It’s always exciting to see an existing company find success and continue to invest in our state and people. IPG’s expansion, and the approximately 135 jobs it will create in Richland County, speaks volumes of our business-friendly environment and the world-class workforce present in our state.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“IPG has been a longtime partner of the Richland County business community, and it is great to see the company’s footprint grow. We congratulate IPG on their success within our borders and look forward to our continued partnership for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“County council is pleased to see IPG expand their operations in Richland County. The company’s success in our community is evidenced by this expansion project, and we are excited for the investment and new jobs their growth will bring.” -Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. (IPG) is expanding operations in Richland County.
- The more than $20 million investment will create approximately 135 new jobs over the next five years.
- IPG is a packaging and protective solutions company that supplies to resellers and a diverse group of commercial end users.
- Located at 1091 Carolina Pines Drive in Blythewood, S.C.
Individuals interested in joining the IPG team should visit the company’s careers webpage
About S.C. Department of Commerce
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, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and 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 has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce