NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Duro Hilex Poly, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $2.6 million to expand operations at its Jackson facility. Duro Hilex Poly, LLC acquired Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., the leading paper bag manufacturer in the world, on July 3, 2014. Duro Hilex Poly, LLC is now a part of the Novolex Brand of companies, effective Nov. 3, 2014. This expansion will allow Novolex to meet customer demands and broaden its reach to other market segments, creating 20 new jobs in Madison County. 

“This is an exciting announcement for Tennessee, and I want to thank Novolex for choosing to expand in Jackson and Madison County,” Boyd said. “Novolex’s decision to expand in Tennessee speaks to the quality of our state’s business environment. I appreciate the new jobs Novolex is creating for our communities and look forward to their continued success.”

Novolex’s acquisition of Duro Bag Manufacturing, Co. means the combined company will have over 5,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and more than 600 in Canada and Mexico. Novolex is competitively positioning the company by growing existing markets and expanding into new opportunities for future business.

People interested in applying for one of these new jobs can visit Or in person at:

Tennessee Career Center
225 Martin Luther King Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301 

Jackson and Madison County are represented by Sen. Ed Jackson (R – Jackson), Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R – Jackson) and Rep. Johnny Shaw (D – Bolivar). 


David Cowfer, Senior VP Human Resources
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About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 

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