InFlex, a subsidiary of Georgia-based plastics manufacturing leader Amcor, Inc., will invest nearly $8 million in expanding its operations to Alma, Georgia. The project is expected to create 100 jobs in Bacon County.
The company will renovate an existing 85,500-square-foot building, located at 1107 West 12th Street. Renovations to the new advanced manufacturing facility are expected to be complete by the end of 2021.
“We are very pleased with the support we have received from our home state of Georgia throughout the selection of our newest manufacturing location,” said Amcor’s President Matt Powell. “We see tremendous opportunities in Alma, Georgia, for Amcor-InFlex to continue delivering breakthrough innovations to our customers for years to come.”
Headquartered in Thomson, Georgia, Amcor Inc. employs more than 150 people in the region. The company’s expansion of its InFlex division will help it deliver technology and products such as high-strength, lightweight polymer products used in the automotive, packaging and construction industries.
“It is particularly gratifying to see a Georgia-based company like Amcor continue to expand in the state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I also commend our partners at the Bacon County Development Authority for their hard work in finding the ideal tenant for this facility."
Project Manager Elizabeth McLean represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on the project in partnership with the Bacon County Development Authority. GDEcD’s Center of Innovation for Manufacturing team has also provided support for the company as it continues to expand in Georgia.
“We are pleased to welcome Amcor’s InFlex operations into the Alma and Bacon County communities,” said Kevin Ellis, Executive Director of the Bacon County Development Authority. “Amcor’s investment in Alma will create new career opportunities for individuals interested in technology and the creation of premium, industry-leading products.”