Israeli Plastics Supplier Picks Vanderburgh County for First U.S. Production Facility
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (July 5, 2017) – Polyram Group, a global producer of raw materials for the plastics industry, will locate its first U.S. production facility in Vanderburgh County, with plans to create more than 50 new jobs by 2022.
“We are excited and are looking forward to joining the Indiana community known all over the world for its manufacturing tradition and culture,” said Sharon Segev, chief operating officer at Polyram. “The Evansville area is internationally known for its deep plastic industry roots. Its ideal logistical location and availability of a highly-skilled workforce with all the skill sets required for plastic manufacturing were key factors contributing to our decision.”
The Israel-based manufacturer will lease, renovate and equip a 100,000-square-foot facility in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park. With renovations on the building scheduled to begin this month, the company will update the facility to meet its industrial service requirements and install equipment to produce plastic additives and adhesives for the compounding and food packaging industries. Operations at the facility are expected to begin in early 2018.
“Vanderburgh County is very happy to welcome Polyram to our community,” said Bruce Ungethiem, president of the Vanderburgh County Commissioners. “We congratulate Polyram on the completion of their site selection and are pleased that they have chosen Vanderburgh County as the site for their first U.S.-based production facility. I would also like to thank the many local organizations who contributed to this effort to bring Polyram to our community.”
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