Sealed Air To Establish New Global Headquarters In Charlotte, North Carolina
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – 23 July, 2014 – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced that it is establishing a new global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company will relocate to a modern, state-of-the art, environmentally-sustainable campus that will become the headquarters for its divisions, research & development facilities, and corporate offices.
Within the next three years, Sealed Air anticipates approximately 1,300 jobs will be relocated to Charlotte from its current headquarters in Elmwood Park, New Jersey; and, all or part of its facilities in Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Danbury, Connecticut; Racine, Wisconsin; and, Duncan and Greenville, South Carolina. The Company will also relocate a small number of employees from other locations.
“We are confident Charlotte will provide a great environment for us to operate and grow our business moving forward. This move will contribute to a stronger, one-company culture that will enable greater collaboration, efficiencies, and better use of our investments in people and new technologies,” said Jerome A. Peribere, President and CEO of Sealed Air.
Sealed Air will continue to maintain manufacturing in its Saddle Brook and Danbury facilities, as well as certain operations in Duncan. The Company’s Simpsonville and Seneca, South Carolina sites will also continue their manufacturing operations.
“We considered numerous criteria in making our decision,” said Peribere. “We believe Charlotte’s many attributes, including its solid economy and its reputation for business friendliness, technology and innovation, make it an ideal place for our employees to live and work.”
“North Carolina’s business-friendly climate continues to attract corporate headquarters to the Charlotte region,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “We welcome Sealed Air’s senior executive team, division and line managers and staff to the Queen City where they will find big city opportunity with a great quality of life.”
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognised brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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