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Graphic Packaging International has announced it will close this Randleman facility at 4139 US-311 this summer, tentatively on July 9.    Ray Criscoe/Randolph Hub

Graphic Packaging closingRandleman plant

RANDLEMAN — Graphic Packaging International announced last week the closure of its facility in Randleman, likely before the middle of July.


The closing will affect 65 workers.


It’s the company’s second closing this year of a plant in North Carolina. Graphic Packaging closed its Charlotte plant on March 11 after announcing that move in January, which resulted in 112 lost jobs.


On to its website, the company shows that it still maintains North Carolina facilities in Pineville, Winston-Salem and Lumberton.


According to multiple news outlets, including businessnc.com, the company said in a statement, “After assessing the company’s overall packaging network, it was decided to consolidate production at this facility into our broader network of packaging plants. We anticipate that the closure will be completed in Q4 2024, and we are committed to supporting our employees during this transition. They are encouraged to apply for other positions at GPI if they are interested and qualified, and outplacement assistance will be made available. We also look forward to working with local employers to assist with potential job placements.”


The company operates in Randleman in a 102,500-square-foot building on 9.2 actress of land off US 311.


The building was built in 1974 and has a tax value of about $2.6 million. 


The Atlanta-based company owns the plant but hasn’t announced plans regarding its future.


Even after the closings, the company will maintain more than 100 locations worldwide (including 69 in the US) with more than 23,000 employees.