Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, will invest $3 million to expand in West Point, Mississippi. The project is expected to create 50 jobs by the end of 2021.
Founded in 2007 in Columbus, Plum Creek is growing its presence by expanding into a 60,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Better Brands to meet an increase in demand. The company also will maintain operations at its current West Point facility. Plum Creek last expanded in 2016 when the company moved from Columbus to a larger facility in West Point.
We are grateful for the support of both the Mississippi Development Authority and the LINK in addressing our growth initiatives. The Advantage Jobs program will be most helpful as we add additional team members and increase production. We also intend to add new product lines in the near future. Our local partnership with East Mississippi Community College has been tremendous in supplying a steady stream of trained welders. We’re looking forward to long-term success in West Point, Mississippi,” noted Plum Creek Environmental President Jim Wamble.
The Mississippi Development Authority certified Plum Creek for the Advantage Jobs Rebate program, which is available for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands.
“MDA is always proud to support the state’s companies like Plum Creek as they invest in their operations and generate new job opportunities in their communities, which subsequently creates stronger local economies and an increased quality of life. We thank the Plum Creek team and its employees for helping us show the country and the world, through this expansion, that Mississippi is a great place for business,” said MDA Interim Executive Director Laura Hipp.
Founded in 2007, Plum Creek Environmental operates out of two divisions: PLUM Container and PLUM Equipment. PLUM Container is the South’s premier manufacturer of Waste Containers, manufacturing an extensive line of Roll-Off, Front and Rear Load, and Scrap Containers. PLUM Equipment is a full-service dealer of Recycling Equipment.
“Plum Creek has been a fixture in the Golden Triangle market for many years and it’s great to see them continue to expand. New announcements are exciting, but companies like Plum Creek who experience continued growth are major players in the economic health of the Golden Triangle,” said Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.