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“With a dynamic downtown, rural countrysides, and a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities, our employees can strive to reach their full potential and enjoy the lives they choose to lead.”
-Joe Freitas, Plant Manager
Nypro Inc. is a global plastics manufacturer operating in 15 countries and based out of Clinton, Mass. Currently one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Nypro makes plastic molded products for healthcare, consumer, electronics and packaging markets worldwide. When Nypro scouted locations to expand its’ production capabilities for pharmaceutical giants like Novo Nordisk and Glaxo Smith Kline, they evaluated locations worldwide but Buncombe County quickly became the logical choice.
Over the next three years, Nypro will add 75,000 square feet of space to its’ Buncombe County plant in the Vista Industrial Center and add nearly 200 new high-wage production and engineering positions to its current workforce of 212 persons. The Asheville plant won the expansion on the merits of its’ workforce and historical productivity. “With a twenty year history in Buncombe County, we consistently have the talent needed to produce the innovative, high quality products that our clients and partners demand,” said Joe Freitas, Plant Manager of the Nypro Asheville facility.
“Asheville is an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family, helping us recruit and retain a world-class staff. With a dynamic downtown, rural countrysides, and a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities, our employees can strive to reach their full potential and enjoy the lives they choose to lead. We see a bright future in this community.”
Learn more about Nypro at nypro.com.