Plastic film supplier Pregis LLC plans to build an $80 million blown film extrusion plant in Anderson, S.C.
Officials with Pregis in Deerfield, Ill., said in a July 19 news release that the 168,000-square-foot facility will feature multiple lines and will make engineered films for food, consumer packaged goods and medical devices.
The plant will employ 120 and is expected to be operational in September. The site will also include a world-class film lab to develop and test materials.
"We believe that this new facility will be the most technologically advanced extrusion facility in North America," president and CEO Kevin Baudhuin said in the release. He added that the plant "has been staffed with technology and market leaders who are focused on developing extruded films that have been engineered to meet market-driven performance requirements."
Officials said that in keeping with Pregis' previously announced 2K30 environmental goals, the new Anderson plant will also feature the latest in energy efficiency in manufacturing and other plant functions.
The firm's objective is to run its businesses in the most sustainable manner possible, they added, so that it improves its carbon footprint and reduces environmental impact.
Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release that he "looks forward to seeing [Pregis] grow and prosper for a long time."
With estimated North American film and sheet sales of $605 million, Pregis ranks 12th in the most recent Plastics News survey of film and sheet manufacturers. Earlier this year, Pregis added plastic bag production at two sites in Wisconsin. The firm employs more than 2,200 at 21 North American sites, as well as at production sites in Europe.