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Atlantic made news this week, achieving the No. 16 ranking on the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® list.

The North Carolina 100® list ranks NC-based private businesses according to revenue figures. Atlantic has moved up a bracket into the $500 million to $900 million category. Last year, we were No. 17 on the list, and this year we’re excited to have moved up the list to reflect the fact that we earned the sixteenth highest revenue out of all the private companies in North Carolina.

Port City for the Win

While we have locations across the country, our company headquarters are officially located in Wilmington, NC, a beautiful coastal town in southeastern NC.  With Atlantic’s ranking in the North Carolina 100® list, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal featured an article highlighting this achievement along with 2 other Wilmington-based companies who made the list.

Atlantic is the largest of the three private companies in Wilmington featured on the list. N2 Publishing, a producer of customized neighborhood magazines, and MegaCorp Logistics, a logistics consulting firm, join ranks with us on the NC100 list.

Atlantic’s bracket-shifting increase in revenue has come after some major developments at Atlantic over the past year. The opening of the Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte has generated buzz in the industry and caught the attention of clients interested in packaging testing, research and development.

Investments in automation and a focus on the new e-commerce market are also helping Atlantic grow into the next decade. Expanding our client base through investments in R&D is a foundational step towards our path to becoming a nearly $540 million firm this year.

A Growing Company that Won’t Forget It’s Roots

Despite massive growth this year with the Packaging Solution Center opening in Charlotte, and upcoming plans for a new facility in Raleigh, company President Wes Carter still considers Wilmington Atlantic’s home.

“As we continue to grow and expand, we have a lot of people in a lot of places, but Wilmington is certainly still home and headquarters,” Wes tells the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

Wes announced plans for a renovation and expansion of Atlantic’s 23rd Street facility in Wilmington, within the next 8-12 months. “We will have a new facade facing 23rd Street and a whole new bank of offices and a nice new greeting area for customers and vendors,” West tells the Journal. “It will be a pretty significant upgrade. We’re excited about it.”

The NC100 ranking is an honor that reflects Atlantic’s continual dedication to investment and growth, at home, across the US, and around the world.

Read the full Wilmington Biz feature about Atlantic here: Atlantic Packaging Makes State List of Top Private Companies

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