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East Jordan Plastics Establishes Lyons, Georgia, Operations

East Jordan Plastics, one of the largest horticultural container manufacturers in North America, will establish a new facility in Lyons, Georgia. The $44 million project is expected to create 80 jobs in Toombs County.

The 255,500-square-foot facility along US Highway 1 will be used for logistics and distribution during its first year. The company plans to develop the facility to include recycling and manufacturing operations over the next five years.

“East Jordan Plastics is thrilled to be joining the Lyons community, and we look forward to making this project a huge success for all stakeholders,” said East Jordan Plastics President Scott Diller. “We are grateful to the State of Georgia and Toombs County for their business-friendly and forward-looking leadership providing the opportunity to grow EJP in this strategically significant and beautiful part of the country. We look forward to adding talented, hardworking Toombs County residents to the East Jordan Plastics team in the future.”

Most of East Jordan’s containers are made from a high percentage of recycled plastic and are recyclable through the use of a “closed loop” recycling process. The company recycles over 20 million pounds of horticultural containers a year.

“Innovative companies like East Jordan Plastics keep waste out of landfills across the country. This exciting project will have a dual impact, keeping plastics out of our waste streams while making a difference in the lives of locally employed Georgians,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Helping companies invest and grow impactful jobs in rural communities is vital for the long-term health and well-being of the state. Many thanks to East Jordan Plastics for choosing Georgia, and congratulations to Toombs County on making this project a reality.”

Headquartered in Michigan, East Jordan Plastics produces a full line of thermoformed and injection molded horticultural containers that make it easy to fill, plant, ship, and display products around the greenhouse, nursery, and garden center.

“We are delighted East Jordan Plastics has decided to put down roots and grow with us here in Toombs County,” said Toombs County Development Authority Chair Dr. Garrett Wilcox. “This project is a great fit for our community. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

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