Nationwide Envelope Expanding, Relocating to Paulding County, GA

HIRAM, GA—Oct. 24, 2011—Paulding County Economic Development announced that Nationwide Envelope Co. (NEC), a leader in the printing and manufacturing of envelopes, is relocating to Paulding County and expanding its operations. The company has purchased 556 Cleburne Pkwy., a 72,000-square-foot industrial building, for its new facility.

Nationwide expects the new location to employ 25 associates within the first year of operation and that number is projected to increase to 40 by 2013. The expansion is a result of strong growth within the company’s printing division, as well as plans to add envelope manufacturing to the operation.

A division of Northeast Envelope headquartered in Old Forge, PA, the company provides customized envelope printing and plans to manufacture a variety of envelope products. Due to its business growth and a need for additional production at its Atlanta operation, the company had outgrown its building in Fulton County.

In June, NEC began searching for a new facility that could accommodate its current and future needs. The company looked at a number of locations in the Atlanta area before selecting Paulding as its new home.

“In Paulding County, Nationwide Envelope found a location that was ideally suited for our future growth, as well as an economic development organization (Paulding County Economic Development, PCED) that embraced our company and worked exceptionally hard to recruit us,” said Terry Burke, Northeast Envelope’s president and CEO. “PCED provided us with key local incentives to assist us in offsetting some of our expansion costs and helped with our due diligence process. Jamie Gilbert, PCED’s executive director, really made a strong impression with our general manager and me and we appreciate all of PCED’s hard work in helping to get this deal done.”

Burke said the new location provides Nationwide with room to grow its operations. “Our Pennsylvania location, which houses both printing and manufacturing, has over 100 employees. I can see our Paulding County location becoming a similar size operation once we get the manufacturing component fully established,” he said.