ACI Plastics Inc. is spending $4 million on a plastics recycling facility in Liberty, S.C., a project that will create 21 jobs.
The Flint, Mich.-based company's operations "will include the recovery of post-industrial/pre-consumer scrap plastics from molders throughout the Southeast," according to the state Department of Commerce.
"The company will initially provide size reduction [granulation] and proprietary separation processes. ACI ... plans to later add blending, density separation, pelletizing and post-consumer processing capabilities at the facility," the state said.
Company President Scott Melton, in a statement, indicated the facility has room for growth.
"We are pleased to expand the size of our operation in South Carolina. The 138,000-square-foot building on 51 acres will allow us to significantly grow over the next decade. The access to a solid workforce, the Port of Charleston and nearby customers made this investment a key part of ACI's future," he said.