ACI Plastics South, a thermoplastics processor and recycler, will establish a 138,000-square-foot complex in Liberty, South Carolina. The $4 million project is expected to create 21 jobs in Pickens County.
Located at 225 Ruhamah Road, operations will include the recovery of post-industrial/pre-consumer scrap plastics from molders throughout the Southeast. The company will initially provide size reduction (granulation) and proprietary separation processes. ACI Plastics South plans to later add blending, density separation, pelletizing and post-consumer processing capabilities at the facility.
“We are pleased to expand the size of our operation in South Carolina. The 138,000-square-foot building on 51 acres will allow us to significantly grow over the next decade. The access to a solid workforce, the Port of Charleston and nearby customers made this investment a key part of ACI’s future,” said ACI Plastics President Scott Melton.
For more than 35 years, ACI Plastics South has been known for its separation technologies for paint removal and instrument panels, as well as density, electrostatic and optical separation.
“South Carolina’s robust recycling industry has an annual economic impact of more than $13 billion on our economy, and, today, we celebrate the latest addition to that thriving sector. I offer my congratulations to ACI Plastics South and look forward to the positive impact they will make in Pickens County and beyond,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said.