Packaging Firm to Open Plant Southeast of Atlanta

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MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) - State officials say a new manufacturing facility in Jasper County is expected to create 90 new jobs.

The Rockdale Citizen reports that Norton Packaging Inc. broke ground Tuesday for the new facility in Monticello.

Norton Packaging specializes in containers. It will manufacture plastic injection molded rigid shipping containers at the 76,000-square-foot Monticello plant.

Hayward, Calif.-based Norton Packaging supplies companies in the United States, Southeast Asia, Europe and Australia. Some of the industries the company services include paint, janitorial, petrochemical, adhesive, agricultural chemicals and food packaging.

Company officials say the Georgia location will service the Southeast region of the United States as well as Puerto Rico and Europe.

Monticello is about 55 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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