Food Service Manufacturer To Expand In N.C. Counties

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- An Illinois-based food service and food packaging manufacturer says it's expanding its facilities in North Carolina's Lenoir and Iredell counties, with additional plans to create 77 jobs.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced Tuesday that Pactiv LLC will invest more than $9 million in its facilities in Kinston and Mooresville.

Pactiv's current product lines include custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard and molded-fiber packaging. These product supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice outlets around the world.

The company currently employs more than 850 people in North Carolina.

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll for the new jobs in Kinston and Mooresville will be in excess of $2.5 million.

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