North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Axium Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging and containers, will invest $32 million to build a manufacturing facility in the City of Archdale.
“Axium’s choice to come to Randolph County and join North Carolina’s manufacturing community underscores our reputation as the best state to do business,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We offer many advantages from collaborative workforce training to a well-maintained infrastructure that will help manufacturers thrive.”
Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Axium manufactures packaging for personal care, household chemical, over-the-counter pharmaceutical and food markets. The fast-growing advanced manufacturer uses innovative technology to design, develop, and decorate its high-quality, customizable containers. The 150,000-sq. ft. structure in Archdale will be Axium’s first North Carolina site and 19th plant in North America.
“I appreciate the collaboration between state and local partners to bring this project to North Carolina,” said Paul Judge, president of Axium Packaging. “We’re grateful for their support throughout the expedited site selection process which helped us identify the right location for Axium’s expansion. We are excited to begin operating in 2024 and look forward to contributing to this community.”
A $365,000 performance-based grant was awarded from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Axium’s location to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.
“We’re excited to welcome Axium to Archdale,” said N.C. Senator David W. Craven, Jr. “Plastics represents the second-largest manufacturing sector for Randolph County which provides a booming cluster of plastic producers and manufacturing excellence for the state.”
Key partners in this project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Duke Energy, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, Randolph County and the City of Archdale.