JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open an $11 million plastic film manufacturing facility in Weldon, North Carolina, creating 50 jobs in Halifax County.

“JBB Packaging chose this location at the Becker Industrial Park because it was formerly used for plastics manufacturing, it has the space they need now and for future growth, and it’s half a mile from Interstate 95,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “It’s this combination of infrastructure and industry expertise that makes Halifax County a winning choice for manufactures.”

The company will recycle plastics and produce flexible packaging and garment bags. The new facility moving into the Flambeau Building in Becker Industrial Park will host state-of-the art equipment producing the highest quality at the most affordable cost.

The state Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to locate in the state.

Salaries for the new position will vary. Once all positions are filled, the average salary is expected to be $40,400, above the Halifax County average salary of $31,839.

A performance-based grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help support JBB Packaging’s move to Halifax County. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments.

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, NC Railroad, Halifax County and the Halifax County Economic Development Commission.