Packaging company Rigid Containers Ltd has taken over the former Co-op depot at Chelston Business Park as its SW distribution hub. When operations start in April between 30 and 40 new jobs will be created. Even better news is that Rigid intends to expand into manufacturing at the site with many more jobs coming onstream.
“it’s our intention to make the site a full production facility for the manufacture of corrugated packing during the latter part of 2013,” said managing director Richard Coward. The company will offer detailed and intensive training schemes for the new personnel.
“We are really optimistic about this new site in Wellington – not just for the benefit of our customers, but also for the local community. New jobs and investment are critical for the nation at large and we at Rigid are pleased to be playing our part in helping the overall recovery process.”
The new jobs have a distinct green tinge. “We make the vast majority of our boxes from recycled paper, thus ensuring the sustainability of this great packaging medium,” commented Mr Coward.
“It’s great news for the town, not only because Rigid are going to move on to the Chelston site but because they will take on and retrain many of the workers made redundant when the Co-op left the area,” said Wellington mayor Vivienne Stock-Williams