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Archive for January, 2014

Vocational Solutions Printing Services Ribbon Cutting

Vocational Solutions Printing Services Ribbon Cutting

Join Vocational Solutions on Thursday, January 30th at 5:00 for a ribbon cutting for their new printing services. Vocational Solutions of Henderson County is dedicated to providing career and life skills training to adults with disabilities or other vocational barriers, in a safe, caring environment.  The organization offers programs facilitated by qualified staff that foster each person’s potential for self-sufficiency and quality of life, and engages in income-generating business enterprises to sustain the long-term goals of program participant employment.

Vocational Solutions is located at 2110 Spartanburg Highway, East Flat Rock, NC.

ASG (AGI Shorewood) Announces $8.5M Expansion & 50 New Jobs

East Flat Rock, NC – ASG (AGI Shorewood), a global packaging company that specializes in the development of innovative solutions for the consumer products segment, announces plans to expand the company’s Henderson County, NC facility.  The expansion is expected to add 50 new jobs, with average wages exceeding $40,000 per year, surpassing the county’s annual average of $34,528. New jobs will include positions in press room, die-cutting, gluing, digital pre-press, customer service, production planning, and shipping and receiving.

The company plans to invest $8.55 million in new, real and business personal property over a period of two years.  Real property investment is expected to expand the physical footprint of the existing 136,000 square foot manufacturing, distribution and office operation which was originally built in 1959. Ultimately the transformation will help the NC facility achieve heightened production efficiencies, increase manufacturing volume and bolster existing packaging offerings to help serve customers in the entertainment, personal care, health care and pharmaceutical segments.

“This expansion signifies an optimistic future for our company and is a reflection of the extremely talented workforce here. This facility continues to demonstrate an unrivaled customer focus and drive for continuous improvement. Our work gives us tremendous pride. We have the opportunity to be involved in packaging solutions for the world’s most recognizable consumer products which often include household headache medication, toothpaste containers, even specialty-embossed Blue-ray ™ disc covers,” said Bob Lennon, Vice President, Supply Chain and General Manager.

“We are proud ASG (AGI Shorewood) has chosen to grow the East Flat Rock facility. Existing businesses are the backbone of our local economy and are the reason we remain focused on protecting and improving our local business environment,” said Chairman Charlie Messer of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. “Henderson County is home to 135 manufacturing operations that support a workforce of over 5,250 employees and a combined payroll of more than $259 million annually. Congratulations to ASG (AGI Shorewood) and their local team for growing the products that are Made in Henderson County,” said Nathan Kennedy, Chairman of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.

According to Laura Lampkin, Human Resources Manager, “the East Flat Rock facility is seeking motivated associates with a steady work history who have a desire to grow long-term with an innovative global organization.” Interested candidates may forward complete resumes with salary history to Laura.Lampkin@asg-worldwide.com.

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. is a 501(c)6 organization that works to: retain and attract quality jobs; solicit new business compatible with the assets and values of Henderson County; promote Henderson County’s business image; assist expansion of existing companies; and enhance Henderson County’s overall quality of life.  For more information on the Partnership visit www.strategiclocation.com.  For more information about AGI-Shorewood please visit www.asg-worldwide.com.