Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Hood Container to lay off 88 in Matthews

Box and packaging company Hood Container plans to lay off 88 workers at its Matthews corrugated box plant.

The facility is expected to close on Dec. 19, according to a filing with the N.C. Department of Commerce. The workers are not represented by a union.

The cuts include 18 machine operators, 13 assistant machine operators, nine forklift operators and the plant manager.

The Atlanta-based company also operates a sheet plant in Arden, Burgaw and Lincolnton, and a corrugator plant in Jamestown and Winston-Salem. It also has a contract packaging facility in Rural Hall.

Its clients include Rubbermaid, King’s Hawaiian and Keurig Dr Pepper.

Another subsidiary of parent Hood Cos. — Hood Packaging — has a facility in Hamlet.

Chris Roush
Chris Roush
Chris Roush is executive editor of Business North Carolina. He can be reached at

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