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Irving Consumer Products announced plans to locate a $400 million manufacturing plant in Macon-Bibb County, creating 200 jobs
Irving Consumer Products, announced plans to locate a state-of-the-art, 700,000-square-foot facility in the Sofkee Industrial Park. The 135 year old Canadian based family business produces premium household store brand paper products for a variety of top retailers.
Governor Nathan Deal, US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner, Pat Wilson joined Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert and J.D.Irving, Inc company representatives for today's announcement.
"Selecting Macon for our new facility provides us with an opportunity to establish a footprint in a region that has proven itself as being a strong supporter of business," said Robert K. Irving, president of Irving Consumer Products, in a statement. "It will allow us to reach key markets, and will help to continue to drive our growth.”
“Macon was chosen for the plant “No. 1 for it’s people, the warmth, ... their passion for their passion for their community really set Macon apart. ... And on top of that, it was also the location being here in the southeast in terms of the infrastructure, the logistic ... for our customers.”