HATTIESBURG — Officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs.
“We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe Hattiesburg to be the perfect location for our next expansion. We appreciate the efforts and assistance provided by Governor Bryant, as well as the state and local economic development staffs in making this a win-win opportunity,” said Green Bay Converting President and CEO Greg Santaga.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for site preparation, workforce training and additional expenses related to the project. The Area Development Partnership, city of Hattiesburg, Forrest County, and the Forrest County Industrial Park Commission provided assistance, as well.
“This is a great day for economic development in Hattiesburg and the state of Mississippi as Green Bay Converting announces its plans to locate its tissue converting operations here,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “MDA is proud to have provided assistance for this project, and we thank our local economic development partners for their hard work and dedication to bringing this great company to Mississippi.”
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Converting, Inc. produces a wide variety of tissue-related paper products. Founded in 1999, the company employs over 300 team members working around the clock with state-of-the-art tissue converting equipment. For more information visit www.greenbayconverting.com.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info