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Restaurant paper company bringing 196 jobs to Norcross

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

NORCROSS -- An industry leader in restaurant paper manufacturing officially announced its expansion in Norcross on Monday, promising to bring almost 200 local jobs along with it.

Bagcraft Papercon, a Chicago-based leader in "the manufacture of food-grade, printed wax-coated papers for the deli and fast food industries,"announced Monday that a new location on Best Friend Road in Norcross will house manufacturing and offices.

The expansion, a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce spokesperson said, will represent approximately 196 jobs and $7.3 million in capital investment.

Bagcraft Papercon was founded in 1948 and is the largest paper-based, flexible foodservice packaging company in North America, with five manufacturing plants across the United States, according to the company's website.