One company locates here, another expands

03/14/2013

The ribbon cutting at the Small Business Innovation Center (SBIC) was the perfect time to welcome a new company and announce the expansion of an industry currently in Scotland County.

CCL Label signed a four-year lease to occupy the 8,000 square-feet of incubator space that adjoins the SBIC at 16800 US 401 Bypass.

CCL Label is a focused global specialty packaging company that provides packaging solutions to the home and personal care, premium food and beverage, health care and specialty markets worldwide.

CCL Label, CCL Container and CCL Cube comprise the company’s three divisions. Its more than 70 manufacturing facilities are located in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa.

The company’s primary customer locally will be Unilever in Raeford. The company will create five new jobs and invest $200,000 in the community.

They have plans once they get established here to build a facility and expand their operations," said Board of Commissioners Chairman Guy McCook.

Additionally, FCC, North Carolina, will expand its presence in Scotland County.

Last year, FCC intended to purchase the County spec building at Laurinburg Maxton Airport (LMA) in order to add 66 new jobs and make a $57.6 million investment.

Because the size and scope of the project changed, FCC opted to move to property next to the SBIC.

FCC will increase its investment to $78 million and build a 160,000-square-foot facility just north of the SBIC. The expanded FCC expansion should be complete in 12 to 13 months.

"We appreciate the exceptional trust and faith FCC has in Scotland County," said McCook. "Today really is a red letter day for the community, not just because of the SBIC but because of what it means for our community."