Sterling Packaging

Sterling Packaging to hire 55

Mayor Joseph Oglesby has announced the expansion of Sterling Packaging, LLC to Monroeville.

Sterling Packaging will expand its operations to a new, state of the art facility in Monroeville, targeting 55 jobs with an investment of nearly $6 million in the operations. Sterling Packaging is a Druid Capital Partners, LLC (Druid Capital) portfolio company formed in partnership with Jim Hickson, Debbie Hickson, Kelly Rasmussen and Colin Hickson. The manufacturing facility will be located in a 60,000-square-foot building in the Monroeville Industrial Park.

Sterling Packaging designs and manufactures folded paperboard cartons for a variety of industries, including food and beverage, hardware, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals. Its clients range from small privately owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada. While it serves a range of industries, the company has established a solid foothold in the beverage industry, specializing in the manufacture of bottle carriers and beer packaging for craft brewers.
“Once again, our local economy gets another boost thanks to Sterling and Druid Capital’s decision to expand in Monroeville,” said Oglesby. “Our continued success is attributed to the teamwork of great partners.

(Kay) Ivey, Director Kenneth Boswell and Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Sec. Greg Canfield and Alabama Department of Commerce,Chairman Chris Masingill and Delta Regional Authority, Judge Greg Norris and Monroe County Commission, Chairman Patrick Harrigan and the City of Monroeville Industrial Development Board, George Landegger and Parsons and Whittemore and MMCEDA Director Whitney Barlow and the Monroeville/Monroe County Authority.

“Monroeville continues to grow in industry and manufacturing, attracting companies who want to call our wonderful city their home. Our community offers these companies, not just a great location, but a workforce that is second to none.”

Jim Hickson, president of Sterling Packaging, said, “This great partnership with Druid Capital allows Sterling to expand and better serve our existing clients, while aggressively growing our business in Canada and the U.S. We are delighted to be a part of theMonroeville, Alabama business community.”
Martin Holt, managing partner with Druid Capital, said, “We are extremely excited to have the Hicksons as a partner. Jim and Debbie truly are hardworking entrepreneurs, who have instilled a strong value system in their company and their children, evidenced by the leadership roles held by Kelly and Colin. together. “As Alabama residents ourselves, we are proud to be involved with a true public/private partnership that will create jobs in our state, and really appreciate all those who made this possible, especially Mayor Joseph Oglesby, Whitney Barlow of the MMCEDA and Gov. Kay Ivey and her staff.”

To encourage the investment and job creation in Monroeville, Gov. Ivey, the State of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Delta Regional Authority, City of Monroeville, the City of Monroeville Industrial Development Board and Monroeville/Monroe County grow and thankful to George Landegger and Parsons and Whittemore for their donation of the building for this project. It is the backing of private and public officials and their continued support of Monroe County that will be the cornerstone of success for our County.”

“I am looking forward to the growth in our community when Sterling arrives,” stated Mark Burgess, chair of the Monroeville/Monroe County Economic Development Authority. “Sterling’s expansion will further expand our growth and opportunities in this region. We are thankful for the significant investments and quality jobs coming to our county. I would like to thank everyone who had a part in making this partnership possible.”

Sterling Packaging was founded in 1989 by the husband and wife team of Jim and Debbie Hickson in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. Initially a commercial printing operation, the company began manufacturing paperboard packaging in 1992. Whether you desire a new product launch, rebranding or decreasing your environmental impact, Sterling Packaging has the expertise and experience to deliver the most efficient results. For more information, please visit
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