IG Design Group
IG Design Group is a world-renowned company specializing in premier paper products, including stationery, gift wrapping and bags. Expanding from an initial warehouse facility to full-scale production in Marshall County, the company continues to bring opportunities and long-term investments to the state.
IG Design Group success in Mississippi
IG Design Group has pioneered the gift-wrapping industry with new technology in Mississippi
IG Design Group Americas specializes in making celebrations and memories personal. As the world’s largest gift packaging company, IG Design Group designs and produces paper, décor, creative play and dated goods products for customers throughout the U.S. and beyond. From opening a birthday gift with colorful wrapping paper to reading a heartfelt card, IG Design Group has provided vivid experiences to millions around the world through their carefully curated products for over 100 years.
As a pioneer in the gift-wrapping industry, the company uses new, cutting-edge paper manufacturing techniques. Its strengths stem from innovative design and product practices, low-cost manufacturing, sourcing and logistics, rapid response to customer requirements and efficient administrative procedures. Mississippi and Marshall County will continue to play a role in the company’s success.
Engaging in all levels of the organization to ensure sustainable practices for the environment, IG Design Group is highly committed to maintaining diversity in both the company leadership and workforce. The company boasts market leadership positions in gift wrap, ribbon, bows, gift card holders, calendars, sewing patterns, buttons and fusible bead kits.
In July 2020, the company and an affiliate of Panattoni Development Co. invested a total of $49 million in the project, creating 35 jobs. Following this initial investment, an additional $57 million investment was made, creating another 300 jobs, which are expected to be filled by May 2022. The company is leasing an 892,620-square-foot facility in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park with room for further expansion. In total, IG Design has invested a total of $102 million in Marshall County.
Prior to the latest expansion, IG Design used its property in Mississippi for warehousing finished products. Now, the company will install equipment to print, roll paper and break it down into rolls for retail stores such as Hobby Lobby, Walmart and Dollar General. IG Design Group chose to expand in Marshall County thanks to the region’s robust infrastructure and ample space to consolidate its operations in the region.
“IG Design Group’s decision to bring hundreds of new jobs to Marshall County will provide an abundance of opportunities for the area’s workforce, subsequently stimulating the local economy and building stronger communities throughout the region,” said Gov. Tate Reeves.
The company’s decision also demonstrates Mississippi’s ability to supply a skilled workforce equipped to handle evolving ventures in the state.
“We are very thankful to the Mississippi Development Authority, Marshall County and the Tennessee Valley Authority for the outstanding support provided as we continue to expand our footprint into Mississippi and into such a well-conceived development,” said Gideon Schlessinger, CEO of IG Design Group Americas.
The company continues to grow, posting $667 million in sales for the 2020 fiscal year. The first quarter of sales for FY 2021 showed promise, as the quarter was underpinned by a $500 million order.