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For Immediate Release
Sapona Plastics Named 2023 Outstanding Industry by RCEDC
Award Recognizes Local Industry for Business Performance, Community Engagement, and More
Randolph County, NC – At Randolph County Economic Development Corporation’s Third Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon, Sapona Plastics of Seagrove, NC was named the 2023 Outstanding Industry. The Outstanding Industry award is the highest honor bestowed by the EDC and is given annually to recognize an industry that contributes significantly to Randolph County. Companies are nominated, and the winner is selected, based on four criteria: Positive Impact, Community Involvement, Business Performance, and Standard of Conduct.
This year's winner, Sapona Plastics, was selected by the EDC’s Executive Committee from a group of five highly qualified nominees.
Sapona Plastics, established in Seagrove, NC in 2004, is an injection molding plastics manufacturer that manufactures parts for computer hardware, telecommunications equipment, and more. The company operates two plants in Seagrove, employing 140 people in the community. Sapona Plastics was selected as this year’s winner for many reasons, including:
Positive Impact: recycled 153,714 lbs of plastics and cardboard, saved 157,010 gallons of water and 22 tons of CO2 in 2022, keeping waste out of landfills.
Business Performance: Over $1mm investment in new machines, auxiliary equipment, and robotics last year alone, leading to 12 new full-time positions.
Community Involvement: Instrumental to the redevelopment of the Historic Luck’s Cannery in Seagrove, donating time, labor, equipment, and more, transforming the campus into a multi-use community asset.
Standard of Conduct: dedicated to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, diversity, fair treatment, mutual respect, and trust for its employees, customers, suppliers, and community.
EDC Board Chair Shelley Greene stated, "Sapona Plastics, our 2023 Outstanding Industry Award winner, is dedicated to job creation, committed to sustainability, maintains active community engagement, and exhibits high business standards. Their investments and contributions to Randolph County make them a standout industry leader. We're proud to celebrate their contributions."
After receiving the award, Sapona Plastics Vice President Kay Lail stated, “Sapona Plastics is honored to be chosen from among so many deserving businesses as the 2023 Randolph County Industry of the Year. Randolph County has been a great place for our business, and we look forward to many more years of manufacturing growth in the County.
The EDC would like to thank all companies that were nominated for their contributions to Randolph County, and would like to congratulate Sapona Plastics for receiving the 2023 Outstanding Industry Award.
About Randolph County Economic Development Corporation
RCEDC serves as a guide, partner, and problem solver for businesses in Randolph County and businesses interested in locating here. Our mission is to support a growing healthy economy so that local residents have diverse, quality job opportunities through the attraction of new businesses to the area and the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industries. We also seek to influence the local economy through positive actions that lead to continuous improvement in the business environment facilitating the profitable operation of business and industry.
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