Sustainable packaging company to expand operations in South Richmond, creating 23 new jobs

TemperPack, a manufacturer of sustainable packaging technology for perishable goods, announced Wednesday that it will invest $2 million to expand its headquarters and manufacturing operation in South Richmond, creating 23 new jobs. The company, at 3807 Castlewood Road off Jefferson Davis Highway, will purchase production equipment that boosts capacity to create products for new markets. “We’re seeing tremendous growth in the e-grocery category, which is what we are predominantly focused on,” said John Briney, spokesman for the packaging company. TemperPack, which celebrated its two-year anniversary last week, creates thermal insulation products used inside such products as meal-delivery kits. The company has more than 20 clients, all in the business of shipping perishable items, Briney said, adding that Hello Fresh is one of its biggest clients. TemperPack employs 20 full-time salaried workers and about 100 factory workers. The new jobs primarily will be salaried roles, Briney said.…