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Grupo Phoenix to create 145 jobs in Pulaski County, Va.

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Grupo Phoenix will invest $48.7 million to expand its subsidiary manufacturing operation, Phoenix Packaging Operations, in Pulaski County.

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Virginia successfully competed against Arizona and Mexico for the project, which will create 145 new jobs.

Governor Terry McAuliffe and other Virginia officials met with the Grupo Phoenix leadership during an August 2016 trade and marketing mission to Colombia.

Grupo Phoenix established its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Pulaski County in 2010. This project represents the company’s third expansion, bringing its investment in the operation to $106.2 million and a total of 585 new jobs.

Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC, is a subsidiary of Grupo Phoenix. Headquartered in Bogotá, Columbia, Phoenix Packaging was established in 1999 through the integration of several industry-leading companies in Colombia, Mexico, the Southern Cone, and Venezuela.

With sales in over 30 countries, Grupo Phoenix is one of the largest packaging manufacturing conglomerates in Latin America, dedicated to the creation, design and manufacturing of rigid packaging and food service disposable products.

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