Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Locate in Winston-Salem; Create 36 Jobs and Invest $11.8 million

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, will initially invest at least $11.8 million to establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem. The company says it will create at least 36 new jobs in Forsyth County and expects to make additional investments and job creation at the site over the next five years.
Nelipak, headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, is a leading global manufacturer of rigid and flexible packaging solutions for medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical drug delivery, and other demanding healthcare applications. To support the development of innovative sustainable healthcare packaging solutions, Nelipak offers in-house design, prototyping, tooling, simulation, validation, laboratory, and other value-added services, as well as a line of tray sealing equipment. With 1,400 employees and 10 production sites globally, including five sites in North America (U.S., Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico) and five sites in Europe (Ireland, the Netherlands, and U.K.), Nelipak is committed to delivering superior quality, service, and customer experience. The new North Carolina location, a 110,000-square-foot site with class-7 clean room space, will become one of its flagship locations enabling Nelipak to replicate the industry-leading flexible packaging production capabilities it currently operates in Europe.
“We are excited to locate this new facility in North Carolina,” said Pat Chambliss, CEO of Nelipak. “Important factors in our decision to locate our first North American flexible packaging operation in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem include an attractive geographic area with an available new building, a skilled local workforce, a regional emphasis on training and education, and an overall favorable business climate for healthcare-related manufacturing. We appreciate the enthusiasm and support for this project in the local community and look forward to a long-term partnership.”
Positions at the new site will include site management, machine operators, quality technicians, material handlers, and warehouse personnel. Although wages will vary depending on position, the overall expected average annual salary is $57,526, which is above Forsyth County’s overall average annual wage of $57,351. These new jobs have the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $2 million.
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