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Atlanta, GA ~ Governor Brian P. Kemp of Atlanta, Georgia, announced today that Plastic Express, a leader in the plastic resins shipping industry, will build a second shipping facility in Savannah, Georgia. The new location is expected to create an estimated 200 new jobs and $80 million in investment in Chatham County.

Plastic Express was founded in 1970 and offers bulk trucking, bulk terminal, packaging, and warehousing services for the plastics industry across the country. In addition to plastic resins, the firm's PX Services unit handles non-plastic materials including steel, paper, lumber, and other industrial, consumer, and forest products. The company currently operates two existing facilities in Georgia that support more than 200 jobs.

Ray Hufnagel, President and CEO of Plastic Express said "Savannah has presented a solid opportunity for investment in export logistic centers to complement the aggressive capability expansions at the port". Jennifer Pittman Fussell Chief Marketing Officer at Plastic Express added "This location is strategically located adjacent to the CSX operating yard and within five miles of the port".

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The 980,000-square-foot facility will be constructed at Rockingham Farms Industrial Park with 104 dock doors and 7200 container spots with packing lines capable of packaging 4 million pounds of resin per day. Operations are expected to begin mid-2024.

Trip Tollison President and CEO of Savannah Economic Development Authority said "Today is a great day to celebrate the announcement that Plastic Express will expand with a new facility as the first employer to locate at Rockingham Farms" Griff Lynch President and CEO of Georgia Ports Authority added "This latest announcement underlines the strength of the logistics corridor moving exports from U.S. inland markets through Georgia to global destinations"

Dorie Bacon Senior Project Manager represented GDEcD Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with Savannah Economic Development Authority ,Georgia Ports Authority ,and Georgia Quick Start . Pat Wilson GDEcD Commissioner said "We are excited that Plastic Express chose Georgia once again to expand their business"

Governor Kemp concluded by saying "Job creators like Plastic Express choose to expand their footprints in Georgia because they know we're a great bet"

The expansion by Plastic Express is expected to bring economic growth for Chatham County as well as create job opportunities for local residents. It also highlights how businesses can benefit from investing in Georgia due its reliable infrastructure such as Savannah port which provides access to global markets.

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