Stik-Pak Solutions breaks ground on $14.3 million manufacturing facility
Contract food-packaging company Stik-Pak Solutions broke ground Tuesday on its $14.3 million new manufacturing facility at Franklin County's 550-acre Summit View Business Park in Rocky Mount.
The company plans to move from its current location in the Franklin Commerce Center into the first 50,000-square-foot phase of the new facility by mid-2020. Stik-Pak plans to add 50 to 60 more employees at the facility, which is expected to expand to 100,000 square feet by 2025. Started in 2015, the subsidiary of North Carolina-based M&H Holdings provides flexible pouch packaging to the food industry.
“This is an example of how an existing business can be successful and continue to create jobs and investment in Franklin County,” said Cline Brubaker, chairman of the county’s Board of Supervisors, in a statement. “We’re delighted to help Stik-Pak grow with a strong workforce, great business climate and now a marquee project like Summit View Business Park that is accommodating the company’s growth while redefining our economic future.”
In addition to numerous business and industrial sites, the county-owned Summit View Business Park is expected to eventually include pavilions, athletic fields, a BMX bicycle course, a festival area, a tourist visitor center and multiuse trails. Martinsville-based ValleyStar Credit Union began construction on the first building in the park, a 19,000-square-foot administrative campus, in September.