More than 100 new jobs will eventually be created as a result of a new company being added to the Trivium Corporate Center in Hickory. The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced the addition of American Fuji Seal, Inc. as the fourth tenant in the Trivium Corporate Center.
American Fuji Seal is a group company of Fuji Seal International, Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company plans to construct a 260,000 square foot manufacturing facility for the production of shrink sleeve labels for the food, beverage, home and personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. Over the next five years the company plans to create 101 jobs and invest a minimum of $52 million in new facility construction, machinery, and equipment.
Salaries for the new employees will vary by position and experience with an overall average salary of $48,931 which is higher than the Catawba County average wage. The expansion of American Fuji Seal’s North American production was necessitated by growing market demand of shrink sleeve labels. The new facility will help meet product growth requirements. American Fuji Seal plans to hire a variety of employees for the new manufacturing operation in areas of graphic design, production, engineering and management. Hiring is expected to begin in 2022.
Local incentives will be considered for the project at upcoming public hearings by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Hickory City Council. Fuji Seal provides shrink sleeve labels, self-adhesive labels (pressure sensitive labels), spouted pouches, and packaging machinery on a global scale. Utilizing the technology and capabilities of the Fuji Seal Group, they provide total packaging solutions to meet customers’ needs in a wide range of areas, such as food, beverages, dairy, home & personal care and pharmaceutical products.