A $2 million expansion at a plastics recycler in South Carolina is expected to create 33 new jobs.
Mumford Industries Inc., which recycles post-industrial plastics, said the expansion in Ninety Six, S.C., comes amid growing demand for products made from recycled film. The company markets packaging, bags and film made from recycled resin under the Retrieve brand.
"Our expansion is thrilling because we know it will allow us to not only have an even greater impact on the environment, but also the sustainability goals of the companies that call South Carolina home," President George Mumford said in a statement.
Mumford Industries handles a wide variety of recycled plastics, according to the company's website, and the Retrieve brand focuses on low density polyethylene.
"Mumford Industries' newest venture is producing sustainable packaging. Retrieve sustainable film products include bags, pouches and divider/slip sheets made from reclaimed, recycled, unused, scrap plastic film that can be used commercially to offset greenhouse gas emissions and support carbon footprint reduction," the South Carolina governor's office said in a statement.
A local official indicated the job being created in his area are important.
"Not only is this the most jobs that have been created in Ninety Six in recent history, but Mumford Industries is also a company that is leading the way for a brighter tomorrow for us all. I am grateful for Mumford Industries' decision to expand operations and their belief in our town and county," said Greenwood County Councilman Dayne Pruitt in a statement.