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 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 state’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set-Aside grant for Richland County to assist with costs related to the project.
"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
“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
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.
- IPG is at 1091 Carolina Pines Drive, Blythewood.
- Individuals interested in joining the IPG team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Sarasota, Florida, IPG employs approximately 3,700 with operations in 31 locations, including 22 manufacturing facilities in North America, four in Asia, and one in Europe.