Sonoco needs more room

Published 12:50 am Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sonoco in Opp is expanding, thanks to a lease agreement signed recently by city officials.

Brian Risinger, Sonoco’s corporate information director, said Friday the company will use the old Ariens building located next to the company’s current location for additional storage.

“Basically, we’re going to use it for small warehouse space,” Risinger said. “It is replacing warehouse space already had, so we’re essentially trading one space for another.”

According to the corporate website, Sonoco is a multi-billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services.

From its headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 347 operations in 34 countries, the company produces packaging for a variety of industries and many of the world’s most recognized brands, serving customers in 85 nations.