Charlotte, N.C. will be home to the new global headquarters of Sealed Air Corp., as the global packaging company opens a state-of-the art, environmentally-sustainable campus to house its research and development facilities and corporate offices.
The $7.7 billion company said over the course of the next three years it will relocated roughly 1,300 jobs to North Carolina from its existing headquarters in Elmwood Park, N.J., and other facilities nationwide. Sealed Air employs roughly 25,000 people and is known for brands such as Cryovac, Bubble Wrap and Diversey.
“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, N.J. and Danbury, Conn., facilities, as well as certain operations in Duncan, S.C. 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.”