Pitt County Announces 2022 Industry of the Year
Package Craft Recognized at the 28th Annual Existing Industries Reception
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Package Craft has been named the 2022 Pitt County Industry of the Year. For nearly 30 years, Pitt County has recognized a manufacturer or distributor that best represents our community as a model corporate citizen. Package Craft, part of The Royal Group, a division of Schwarz Partners, is located in Bethel, N.C., in northern Pitt County.
Serving eastern North Carolina and surrounding areas of Virginia and South Carolina, the company crafts creative point-of-purchase packaging and custom corrugated packaging systems for customers in a variety of industry segments.
“Package Craft is a great example of how local manufacturers are doing big things for our economy. Not only have they expanded, adding more tax base and jobs, they have increased capacity to provide a critical resource to the supply chain,” said Kelly Andrews, Pitt County Economic Development Director. “The positive economic effects of their investments cannot be fully measured, but they are significant.”
As corrugated boxes have been vital to supply chains throughout the pandemic, Package Craft recently completed an expansion to accommodate larger production capabilities and growing customer needs. The expansion includes an additional 20,000 square feet of production area and the addition of cutting-edge machinery.
Package Craft employs 47 people, a 15% increase over last year’s headcount. Package Craft is proud of its long-standing commitment to quality products as well as their impeccable customer service, which they believe is their competitive edge.
“Package Craft has proudly served the packaging needs of our region’s largest manufacturers for more than 40 years,” said Craig Roberts, General Manager, Package Craft. “We’re proud of our contributions to the local economy and look forward to many more years of shared success. We’re grateful to Pitt County Economic Development for this recognition and all they do to support business and industry.”
Pitt County is proud to honor Package Craft as the 2022 Pitt County Industry of the Year. The award was presented at the 28th Annual Existing Industries Reception held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Presented by Pitt County Economic Development, the reception was also sponsored by ElectriCities, Greenville ENC Alliance, Greenville Utilities Commission, and the Hilton Greenville.
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