Polymer Logistics, is a leading provider of "One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging" solutions to retailers worldwide, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution center in Laurens County, Georgia. Located at 101 Best Buy Drive in Dublin, the new facility will create 110 new jobs when open in early 2017.
“We see the potential for substantial growth over the next decade and beyond that will bring a positive economic impact to this community. Georgia is truly business-welcoming state, and we certainly appreciate the many incentives that we have received as a part of this project and are undoubtedly excited about our future here,” said Fred Heptinstall, CEO of Polymer Logistics North America.
Attendees at the grand opening were joined by state, county and local officials, as well as the Chairman of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (DLCDA). Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment Lindsay Martin, Laurens County Commission Chairman Emory Lake and Dublin Mayor Phil Best joined Heptinstall, DLCDA Chairman Roger Folsom, development partner Todd P’Pool and Wilkes Evans of Dublin Construction in addressing the crowd of customers, partners and others.
“The Development Authority is proud to welcome Polymer Logistics to Dublin-Laurens County. The company is another well respected international company investing here and a great addition to our growing logistics sector” said Roger Folsom, DLCDA Chairman, “We are especially proud of the 110 new jobs for our community and the economic impact this project will provide our citizens.”
The new service center, which is being co-developed with Todd Pool and built by Dublin Construction, will use the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling and high-capacity transport container washing. Located near Interstate 16 on a seven-acre lot, the building will have 12 truck doors and parking for 50 cars.
Polymer Logistics currently operates two service centers in California with an additional center in Texas. The company offers eco-friendly containers to major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Carrefour and more.
About Polymer Logistics
Polymer Logistics’ extensive range of returnable transport, storage, and display products includes collapsible bins, folding, nesting and stackable crates, together with reusable dollies and pallets. These offer substantial costs benefits, are more environmentally friendly than traditional one-way transit packaging, and are robust enough to withstand the rigorous demands of retail supply chain logistics for many years. Polymer Logistics’ most recent innovation is the wood grain RPC, which brings an upscale look to stores and drives sales and shopper engagement. More information is available at www.polymerlogistics.com.
The Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (DLCDA) is a publicly funded economic development organization with the mission of providing industrial recruitment efforts and support of existing industry growth and retention in Dublin-Laurens County. Over the past five years, the DLCDA has participated in the creation of over 1,592 new jobs with a corresponding capital investment of $280 million. During that same period, the Authority has also assisted with a number of existing industry expansions. The DLCDA Board consists of Roger Folsom, Chairman; Phil Gay, Secretary/Treasurer; Jimmy Allgood, Scott Beasley, Guy Cochran, Keith Griffin, and James Malone.
For more information, visit http://www.dlcda.com.
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