Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging solutions to retailers worldwide, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution center in Laurens County, Georgia on July 26. Located at 101 Best Buy Drive in Dublin, the new facility will create 110 new jobs when it opens in early 2017.
“We see the potential for substantial growth over the next decade and beyond that will bring a positive economic impact to this community. Georgia is truly a business-welcoming state, and we certainly appreciate the many incentives that we have received as a part of this project and are undoubtedly excited about our future here,” said Fred Heptinstall, CEO of Polymer Logistics North America.
Attendees at the grand opening were joined by state, county, and local officials, as well as the Chairman of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (DLCDA). Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment Lindsay Martin, Laurens County Commission Chairman Emory Lake and Dublin Mayor Phil Best joined Heptinstall, DLCDA Chairman Roger Folsom, development partner Todd P’Pool and Wilkes Evans of Dublin Construction in addressing the crowd of customers, partners, and others.
“The Development Authority is proud to welcome Polymer Logistics to Dublin-Laurens County. The company is another well respected international company investing here and a great addition to our growing logistics sector” said Roger Folsom, DLCDA Chairman, “We are especially proud of the 110 new jobs for our community and the economic impact this project will provide our citizens.”
The new service center, which is being co-developed with Todd Pool and built by Dublin Construction, will use the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling, and high-capacity transport container washing. Located near Interstate 16 on a seven-acre lot, the building will have 12 truck doors and parking for 50 cars.
Polymer Logistics currently operates two service centers in California with an additional center in Texas. The company offers eco-friendly containers to major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Carrefour and more.
Source: Polymer Logistics