The company, which is currently headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., acquired Sturtevant-based sanitation solutions firm Diversey Holdings Inc. in 2011. At the time, Diversey had 10,000 employees and net sales of $3.1 billion.
“There will be a number of relocations offered,” said Ken Aurichio, executive director of corporate communications for Sealed Air. “We’re still taking a look at some of the design, but there will be a large number of relocations that are offered.”
Employees that don’t want to relocate to Charlotte will have about a year to transition, he said.
“We will be beginning our move sometime in mid-2015,” Aurichio said. “We’re also going to see if there’s an opportunity to build a satellite office so employees can have a little more time.”
The other impacted locations are Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook, N.J., Danbury, Conn., and Duncan and Greenville, S.C. A “small number” of jobs will also be relocated from other locations. The Saddle Brook and Danbury manufacturing facilities will remain open, and certain operations will continue in Duncan.
“We are confident Charlotte will provide a great environment for us to operate and grow our business moving forward,” said Jerome Peribere, president and chief executive officer of Sealed Air. “This move will contribute to a stronger, one-company culture that will enable greater collaboration, efficiencies, and better use of our investments in people and new technologies.”
“We considered numerous criteria in making our decision,” Peribere said. “We believe Charlotte’s many attributes, including its solid economy and its reputation for business friendliness, technology and innovation, make it an ideal place for our employees to live and work.”
Sealed Air has 25,000 employees worldwide and reported $7.7 billion in revenue last year. The company develops food packaging, shipping, cleaning and hygiene solutions.