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Packaging manufacturer hiring 500 for new Pasco County plant


  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 2:00 p.m. January 11, 2024
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Gary Plastic Packaging Corp. will bring about 500 jobs at its Pasco County facility expected to open in 2024.
Gary Plastic Packaging Corp. will bring about 500 jobs at its Pasco County facility expected to open in 2024.
Image via Pasco County Economic Development Council website
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Garyline, a New York packaging manufacturer moving to Pasco County, is hiring more than 500 people and will hold its first job fair Saturday.

The fair will be held at the Garyline’s new 279,000-square-facility at 14799 Shady Hills Road in Spring Hill, starting at 1 p.m. According to the company’s website, positions will range from quality control to sales to production. 

A second job fair is scheduled for Jan. 27.

Gary Plastic Packaging Corp, which operates as Garyline, is moving its operation to Spring Hill from the Bronx in New York.

The company opened in 1963 and manufactures, prints and assembles plastic products for the promotional industry along with manufacturing rigid, reusable plastic containers mostly for the pharmaceutical, dental and electronics industries.

Its new space is a new 440,000-square-foot building at the North Pasco Corporate Center. The building is one of two on 72 acres in Spring Hill. The Pasco Economic Development Council, which announced the fair, says in an email that the facility will open soon. (Spring Hill spreads from Hernando into Pasco County.) 

When the project was announced in December 2022, the EDC said the company would spend $16 million in lease hold improvements including adding manufacturing equipment, furniture and fixtures “to create a modern state of the art manufacturing facility.”

At the time of the announcement, the EDC said Garyline had leased 279,000 square feet of the building but it ended up taking the entire space.

To help recruit Gary Plastic to Pasco, the County Commission approved an incentives package that includes ad valorem tax reimbursement; Job Creation Incentives up to $552,000; a High Impact Job Creation Bonus up to $306,206; and Discretionary Training Funds for $100,000 through the Penny for Pasco Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

 

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Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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