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Manner Polymers Plans Mount Vernon, Illinois, Manufacturing Plant

Manner Polymers, one of North America's largest flexible PVC compounders serving a broad range of markets, plans to establish operations in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The $54 million project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, powered by a 15-acre solar field located on site, will increase the company's production capacity by 100 million pounds. Operations are scheduled to begin in Fall 2025.

"Not only will we incorporate the most advanced manufacturing control systems available, but we will also produce substantially all of the electricity that we use," said CEO of Manner Polymers, Raj Bhargava. "Our objective is to build the lowest cost, highest quality, most environmentally sustainable flexible PVC compounding plant in the world."

The project is being supported by a Reimagining Energy and Vehicles in Illinois (REV Illinois) incentive package, which encourages forward-thinking manufacturers to invest in renewable energy, while aligning with the state's initiative to increase production and usage of EVs.

"Illinois is proud to welcome Manner Polymers and its new state-of-the-art solar-powered facility to Illinois - which strengthens the state's EV and solar ecosystem while bolstering the supply chain," noted Illinois DCEO Director Kristin Richards. "Incentives like REV are helping Illinois usher in a carbon-free future by attracting businesses in the clean energy space, creating jobs and growing the clean energy economy."

Manner Polymers is a privately held manufacturer that produces flexible PVC compounds for wire & cable, extrusion and injection molding applications. The company’s PVC compounds are used in many markets including automotive & appliance wire and harness, electrical connectors, industrial & telecommunications cables, consumer goods and construction products.

"Jefferson County and Illinois beat out some tough competitors to win this project," added Intersect Illinois CEO Dan Seals. "We are pleased to welcome Manner Polymers' transformational manufacturing facility to our state."

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