Altera Polymers is creating 75 jobs and investing $4 million in Seneca, South Carolina. The company will use the funds towards a new manufacturing plant there, located in a facility that formerly housed the company Propex.
"This facility will allow Altera to operate our plastic compounding business in a way that supports our range of customers and products we produce. The city of Seneca was able to provide us with a building that will suit our needs and will allow us to grow. The support from the city of Seneca, Oconee County, and the state of South Carolina will allow us to bring our new manufacturing facility online in the first quarter of 2011," said Barry Rhodes, president of Altera Polymers.
Altera creates polyolefin, engineered resin, and master batch technologies. It will utilize recycled plastics for some of its processes. The Seneca Workforce Center will begin accepting applications for the new jobs in the coming months.