Landaal Packaging Systems, a retail and industrial packaging firm, announced its relocation to an innovation center, which will be located in a first-floor space in Flint, serving as the base of its design and marketing team.
The new location, that is an addition to its Bay City and Burton facilities, will initially move about 10 people to the new location, with company officials predicting two salaried sales and marketing positions to be added this year.
Landaal Packaging president Stephen Landaal said their vision is to create jobs for kids to stay back within the community, with plans to hire college interns studying packaging and graphics design.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling underlined the importance of local companies contributing to the region’s growth and welcomed the firm’s relocation to Flint.
"By opening an innovation hub in downtown, they will benefit from the vitality of the City. Students and business people working together to show the world that Flint is open for business while driving creativity is a good thing not only for Flint, but for the entire region." added Walling.