Jindal Films Americas, a manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene films, is relocating its U.S. Research and Development Center and its national headquarters to its LaGrange facility in Troup County, Georgia.
Investing $180 million,the relocation will create 240 new jobs. To support this consolidation, JFA will also expand its existing facility.
“This consolidation and expansion confirms our commitment to our customers and the industry in the Americas,”says Scott VanWinter,CEO and executive vice president of Jindal Films Americas.“With favorable market growth in flexible packaging, labeling and industrial applications,this facility is positioned for further expansion.”
As part of the investment, there will be an overall footprint development including additional orientation, metalizing, coating and slitting capabilities. A world-class 10.5m orientation line will be installed by Q4, 2016, increasing capacity by more than 50,000 tons per year and further improving production flexibility. The Metallizer is expected to start-up in Q3, 2016 and will add 10,000 tons of metallization capacity.
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