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Israel-Based Starplast USA Plans Chesterfield, Virginia, Production Plant

Starplast USA, subsidiary of Israel-based Starplast, will invest approximately $17.7 million to develop a new manufacturing facility in Chesterfield, Virginia. The project is expected to create 300 jobs over five years.

The company will retrofit an existing industrial building near Meadowville Technology Park, on Bermuda Hundred Road in the southern part of the county.

“Starplast chose Chesterfield County for its new manufacturing operation because the geographic location is very attractive, especially given its proximity to the East Coast and the Port of Virginia,” said Starplast CEO Danny Schwartz. “Additionally, Virginia, and in particular the Richmond area, has a strong workforce with readily-available talent.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Chesterfield County and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. The company is eligible to receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program, as well as benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.

“More than 400 advanced materials companies have chosen Virginia for its diverse ecosystem of suppliers, innovators, and customers and its business friendly climate, and we are excited to have Starplast USA join us here in the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Starplast has a strong history in developing quality plastics products, and we thank the company for creating 300 new jobs in Chesterfield County.”

Starplast partners with customers to create a wide range of attractive, high-quality products that include drawer carts, laundry hampers and baskets, storage decorative bins and baskets, food storage, kitchen organization bins, garden deck boxes, and outdoor toys.

“Greater Richmond welcomes Starplast to the region’s international business community of more than 220 facilities,” said Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) President and CEO Jennifer Wakefield. “The company’s facility in Chesterfield, and first in Virginia, will help Starplast reach 45% of the U.S. population within one-day’s delivery.”

After gaining recognition in Israel for value, quality, and innovation, Starplast entered the global plastics market in the 1970s. Since 1976, over 90% of production has been exported to Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan. The company established its first manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2018, allowing it to respond optimally to the needs of major U.S. retailers.

“Starplast USA is another example of Virginia’s growing manufacturing base that is taking advantage of The Port of Virginia’s global reach,” said Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director Stephen A. Edwards. “We are preparing to further expand our capacity and are deepening our channels and these investments, combined with others to come, will ensure companies like Starplast USA can always move their cargo across our terminals safely, reliably, and with confidence. We are looking forward to a long and collaborative partnership with Starplast USA.”

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