Gov. Nixon announces 50 new jobs at Jackson plant

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Gov. Jay Nixon was in Jackson on Thursday to announce 50 new jobs due to an expansion at a manufacturing plant.

The Governor toured Nordenia USA's facility in Jackson today before making the announcement, where he was joined by company and community leaders.

"The new investment and significant job creation by this global company is good news for economy of southeast Missouri and our entire state," Gov. Nixon said. "We will continue to fight every single day, for every single job, to move our economy forward. Nordenia USA's creation of 50 new jobs is a significant step for our state's manufacturing sector and economy in general."

Because of the current and anticipated demand for its product, Nordenia USA is embarking on a dual expansion of its Jackson operations. The company will be constructing a new 180,000-square-foot facility in the city's industrial park that will support the manufacturing and warehousing of all bag products.

In addition, Nordenia will be adding another 21,000 square feet of space to its existing facility that houses converting lines. Together, the expansion will create 50 new jobs with a capital investment of $2 million into the local economy.

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