InterGroup International, a plastics recycling company based in Euclid, Ohio, has announced plans to invest $5 million to open a new facility in Jackson, Ga.
“More and more of our customers have located in the Southeast, and Jackson is a convenient location for us to do business with them,” says Neil Gloger, InterGroup CEO. “Butts County has a probusiness attitude and has shown us they wanted us to be here. Other locations we looked at didn’t show us the same hospitality as Butts County.”
Prior to the new facility opening, InterGroup used tolling arrangements to process its material.
InterGroup International processes approximately 13 million pounds of plastic scrap per month, primarily from industrial sources.
The company also says it will install product destruction equipment to ensure that brand owners’ concerns about losing control of their product are allayed.
“We have spent countless hours working to make Butts County the place for InterGroup International to locate,” says Bryan Bush, chairman of the Development Authority of Butts County. “They are creating quality green jobs that will have a great impact on our community. We are very excited they chose Butts County and look forward to a great working relationship with them in the future.”
InterGroup says its goal will be for the facility to reach full production capacity by the end of 2013. Gloger says the site in Jackson, within 20 miles of Atlanta, is adjacent to rail access and a major highway. The 33-acre site has a number of existing structures, of which InterGroup will initially occupy a 220,000-square-foot building.
“Eventually we will use all of the available space,” Gloger says.
“It’s a great honor to be a part of the team the Development Authority brought together,” says Roger McDaniel, chairman of the Development Authority Board of Commissioners. “They made sure the right people were at the table with the resources we needed to locate this company. I’m certain InterGroup International will be an outstanding corporate citizen for many years to come.”
In addition to its Euclid headquarters, InterGroup has locations in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas. The company also exports plastic scrap from the port of Savannah, Ga.