International plastics and metal fabricator Schutz GmbH & Co. KGaA plans to make plastic shipping containers and to recycle used containers at a plant in Plainfield, Ind., a local newspaper reported.
The Indianapolis Star said Aug. 26 that the company's U.S. division, Schutz Container Systems Inc. of North Branch, N.J., has leased about 135,000 square feet in Plainfield. The space is inside a 361,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution building in the Airwest business park.
The company is expected to move into the facility in November and employ about 50.
The Star reported town officials recently approved construction at the site of two 38-foot silos for storing plastic pellets, and that water and other utilities at the plant will be part of a closed recycling system. Schutz and local officials were unavailable for comment.
Selters, Germany-based Schutz has three divisions: industrial packaging, energy systems and machine tooling. The company operates in 25 locations worldwide and employs more than 2,500. Its North American plastics plants are in North Branch; Doraville, Ga.; Lexington, N.C.; Perrysburg, Ohio; Pasadena, Texas; and Tultitlan, Mexico.
The other tenant in the Airwest building is BFS Diversified Building Products LLC, a roofing subsidiary of Bridgestone America Holdings Inc.