Sealed Air is closing its facility in Greenville, S.C., resulting in the layoff or transfer of all 62 people who work there.
The move is part of the manufacturer’s announcement two years ago that it was relocating from New Jersey to Charlotte, spokesman Ken Aurichio said. The Greenville facility houses the company’s customer service organization.
Most employees will not be offered relocation, and they would need to reapply for their job in Charlotte, he added.
“There is nothing new here,” Aurichio said. “In short, these are part of the 1,200-plus positions we are moving to Charlotte.”
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The affected Greenville workers are expected to be laid off beginning Aug. 26, with the reductions finished by June 30, 2017, according to a memo Sealed Air sent to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
Sealed Air, a Fortune 500 company known for making Bubble Wrap, broke ground on its new local headquarters in the LakePointe Corporate Center last summer. The company has said it expects to have a local workforce of 1,262, with local hires comprising about half.
Sealed Air had also considered Greenville and Atlanta for its new headquarters. The company was ultimately lured to Charlotte in part by $36 million in state incentives and a $2.5 million grant contingent on a local match, on top of $4.4 million worth of city and county incentives.
The Greenville facility that closed is at 7 Independence Pointe, Suite 200.