Paper goods manufacturer announces $17M Henrico expansion
American Paper Converting will move to 120,000-square-foot facility
Washington-based paper goods manufacturer American Paper Converting (APC) will complete a $17 million expansion of its Henrico County operations, expected to add 69 jobs, the Henrico Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday.
APC will move its current operation at 4401 Carolina Ave. to 5801 Tech Park Way, near the county’s White Oak Technology Park. The larger 120,000-square-foot facility will help the company increase production of its product lines and will have robotics automation.
“We are pleased that American Paper Converting has chosen to build a new production facility in Henrico’s Tech Park Place and congratulate the company on this important expansion. Whether supplying paper products for a large sporting venue or commercial office space, American Paper Converting plays an important role in maintaining healthy environments for people in Henrico and beyond,” Henrico County Supervisor Tyrone Nelson, who represents the Varina district, said in a statement.
Founded in 1997, APC manufactures bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels and dispensers and owns the Eco Green paper line, which uses 100% recycled paper. It first began operating in Henrico County in 2011. The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity has certified it as a small, women-owned and minority-owned business (SWaM).
“Back in 2011, we fell in love with Henrico for its superior logistics, diversified business community and dynamic labor force,” APC founder and owner Lydia Work said in a statement. “In 10 years, that love has only deepened. As we transition to a larger facility to answer the rising demand of our vast client base in health care, education, business, manufacturing, recreation, government and the public sector, we are thrilled that Henrico already had everything in place to support our accelerated growth.”