GSC Packaging, a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, is the 64th fastest-growing private company in America, according to Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list. GSC Packaging also ranked number one in Top Manufacturing Companies, number two in Top Companies in Georgia, and number two in Top Companies in the Atlanta Metro Area.
GSC Packaging specializes in multiple forms of food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions, including stick packs, pouches, large format pouches, vertical form fill seal pouches, and horizontal form fill seal pouches, among other popular flexible pouch formats. Between 2009 and 2012, GSC Packaging increased revenue 4,813 percent due to the addition of new clients, reaching $112.6M in 2012. The company has added 260 jobs in the past three years, bringing the current number of employees to 300.
“It is an honor for GSC Packaging to be included on the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list,” said Bob Shapiro, CEO of GSC Packaging. “This honor is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire GSC Packaging team, which daily upholds GSC Packaging’s mission of providing the highest level of food packaging service to world-class food manufacturers.”
To keep up with the company’s rapid growth, GSC Packaging moved to a 100,000-sq-ft facility at 575 Wharton Dr. in Atlanta in January of 2013. Extensive renovations of the facility have transformed the building into a custom, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. The new GSC Packaging facility features 15 production lines, including seven horizontal form/fill/seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-automatic, large format automatic, and secondary packaging and kitting lines.
The new GSC Packaging facility also features a state-of-the-art layout and design, the latest air-handling technology, lot code tracking, real-time computerized inventory control, dust control and air-conditioned storage. The facility layout was custom designed to isolate products into separate suites that package only one specific product at a time to prevent cross-contamination. For added security, the facility also features cameras in each individual suite. Packaged products travel through small openings in the walls to separate secondary packaging areas, which further protects exposed products. In addition, the Atlanta location provides clients with strategic national distribution capabilities.
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