City officials helped Gulf Packaging cut the ribbon on an expansion of its Tallassee facility to nearly 100,000 square feet June 25.
“We are really proud of this facility, what we’ve built here in Tallassee,” Gulf Packaging president Larry Taylor said. “We were in an older building and really needed an updated, new, larger building. We have an investment of over $10 million here. We pledge to be a good corporate citizen for Tallassee.”
Established in 1990, Gulf Packaging manufactures custom-designed corrugated boxes for clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. All of its products are sustainable and environmentally friendly as plant waste material is 100% recycled.
Taylor said the Tallassee plant opened in May 2011 as a warehouse operation and currently has 40 full-time employees. The company also operates in Bay Minette.
“We began manufacturing corrugated shipping boxes in 2012 and have grown
steadily since,” Taylor said. “We want to be the preferred supplier for our customers. They have choices and we want to be their choice. We love the box business and what’s inside the box is what matters.”
The Tallassee plant produces about 220,000 boxes a week.
“I am thankful Gulf Packaging chose Tallassee,” Tallassee Industrial Development Board chairman Rick Dorely said.