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SML Packaging is expanding – and moving from its currently Lynchburg home to larger space on Venture Drive Forest. The Bedford County Economic Development Authority says SML will invest $650,000 and add four jobs over the next three years. The company makes custom packaging machinery needs for the glass and bottling industry. It currently employs seven full-time workers.

NEWS RELEASE: The Bedford County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA), is pleased to welcome SML Packaging, LLC to Bedford County. The bottle machine manufacturer will lease a 22,000 square foot space on Venture Drive in Forest and plans to invest $650,000 and add four new jobs over the next three years.

SML Packaging was established in the Lynchburg region in 2005 to meet the custom packaging machinery needs for the glass and bottling industry, such as craft beer and wine producers. The company employs seven full time employees and will add four more at its new location in Forest.