ACI Plastics Inc. is taking the wrappings off the company's new $10 million plastic film recycling plant, a project that will create 25-30 new jobs in Michigan.
The Flint, Mich.-based company is opening a second facility in its hometown, with operations expected to ramp up to full capacity later this year.
"This dream we're seeing here today started 10 years ago," ACI President Scott Melton said. That's when a contingency of company officials traveled to Europe to examine recycling technology over a 10-day stretch.
"We literally designed the wash line on the back of a napkin. By the time we were done, it was on a piece of paper. And it's now what you see behind us that [equipment maker] Lindner put into place," he said during a Feb. 6 news conference broadcast on Facebook.
Local and state officials at the news conference talked about the economic and environmental impact of the new facility.
ACI's new location initially will have the capacity to handle 24 million pounds of plastic film each year, and there is enough room to add equipment to double that capacity, Melton said.