EastCoast Packaging to Bring Jobs to Middlesex NC

Middlesex, N.C. (August 30, 2012) -- EastCoast Packaging has purchased the former Fawn Plastics site in Middlesex, Nash County, NC to relocate their business. EastCoast Packaging a manufacturer of custom packaging has out grown its current facility in Youngsville North Carolina. Founded in 1995, EastCoast Packaging started by supplying poly bags to the hosiery industry.

Within a few short years, the company expanded into a complete packaging source by adding corrugated boxes, setup boxes and a fulfillment service. The company plans to invest approximately $1.5 million in real property and machinery and equipment and create 9 new jobs and bring approximately 20 jobs from the Youngsville facility to Middlesex over the next two years.

Local officials know this is a great win for Middlesex and Nash County. “This proves that Middlesex is a great place to locate your business. We welcome EastCoast Packaging to our business community and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” said Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis, “Putting a facility like the former Fawn building back into use is a perfect example of many resources working together for the good of this community. Middlesex is always happy to recruit large and small business to our area.” Nash County Commissioner Chairman Billy Morgan stated ”Another great company locates in Nash County, what a terrific opportunity for our Nash County and Middlesex citizens. After all, jobs for our citizens is our number one goal. We couldn’t be happier to welcome EastCoast Packaging to the Nash County business community.”

Kevin Carden, owner expressed “We are so happy that all of the resource partners came together to assist us in our relocation to Middlesex. The Town of Middlesex, the NC Rural Center and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership were instrumental in our decision to locate here, and we too look forward to a long and flourishing relationship as one of the new corporate citizens of Nash County. We plan to grow our business here with the help of our employees, your citizens, and we truly appreciate the warm welcome. ” The company’s restoration and reuse project of the former Fawn facility received a NC Rural Center grant award of $85,000..

“The Partnership is very pleased to have assisted EastCoast Packaging with their decision to locate in Middlesex. This is a great opportunity for the community, the regional workforce and to put the former Fawn building back in use.,” said Carolinas Gateway Partnership Chairman, Frank Harrison. “EastCoast Packaging will be providing jobs to the area workers and that is so important in these tough economic times.”

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, Inc. is a coalition of over 100 public and private sector investors from the Twin Counties, City of Rocky Mount, Town of Tarboro, and the Town of Nashville. For more information about the Partnership, call 252-442-0114, or email to


John Gessaman, President & CEO, Carolinas Gateway Partnership
Krista Ikirt, Vice President, Carolinas Gateway Partnership