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HICKORY, N.C. – MaxPax LLC, a contract packaging company, plans to locate in a 158,000 square foot facility located at 1140 Tate SE in Hickory, North Carolina. MaxPax plans to invest $9.55 million in building renovations and machinery and equipment and create 300 new jobs over five years.  The company plans to begin operations on September 14th, 2020.

MaxPax LLC is headquartered in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, with three manufacturing facilities across southeast Wisconsin serving the contract packaging needs of the cleaners, sanitizers, personal care, household and industrial products industries.  This expansion into Catawba County will provide a more central location to serve their customers in the eastern United States. 

MaxPax LLC will immediately hire 80 new employees for 1st and 2nd shift positions that include production workers, warehouse workers, line leads, mechanics, quality control personnel and a warehouse manager. There are several ways to apply for a position.  Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to MaxPax at 1140 Tate Boulevard SE; Hickory, NC  28602.  In-person applications and interviews will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at MaxPax in Hickory.  Applications can also be submitted in-person Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Any questions may be directed to Mallory Stahulak, MaxPax General Manager, at or 262-375-3484, extension 209.

“It is our great pleasure to be expanding our operations in Hickory," said Rick Geiger, CEO of MaxPax, LLC. "During our search for a new location we found that North Carolina had the right business climate, vision, and workforce to help MaxPax remain successful. We are looking forward to becoming a valuable member of the community.”

“Location matters when businesses look to expand their operations, and we’re pleased MaxPax has chosen Catawba County as the base for its eastern U.S. operations,” said Randy Isenhower, chair, Catawba County Board of Commissioners. “This fast-moving project will provide a variety of immediate job opportunities for our residents, bringing great growth potential to both MaxPax and our community.”

 “MaxPax is a leading supplier in the contract packaging industry, and we are excited that they selected Hickory for their new location and expansion,” said Hickory Mayor Hank Guess.  “We are confident they will find success in Hickory and enjoy becoming a vital member of the Hickory community.”

“It is always rewarding to work with companies that ultimately select Catawba County for their expansion or new operations,” said Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, chair of the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation and President of Catawba Valley Community College.  “The collaborative effort that helps companies find success in Catawba County is something that we are proud to be a part of, and we are ready to assist MaxPax in any way that we can as they expand their operations into Catawba County.”

For more information about MaxPax please visit their website at  

Media Contacts:

MaxPax, LLC
Richard Geiger
(262) 394-7419

Catawba EDC
Julie Pruett
(828) 267-1564         



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