Plant Plus Brings Operations & Distribution Center to Edmonton, Alberta International Airport
Plant Plus products are made from natural plant materials that are reusable, recyclable, compostable alternatives to plastic or paper. Plant Plus utilizes both renewable materials and recycling from agricultural waste. The company produces single use items, like sugarcane straw production, and will provide services for customized products such as reusable cups, mobile phone cases, flower pots, furniture, and building materials.
According to Edmonton Airport officials, “by locating their production line and distribution centre at EIA, and joining the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre, Plant Plus will be able to participate in more collaborative opportunities with partner companies on airport and with EIA’s regional commercial partners. This strategic move will allow Plant Plus to introduce their advanced plant fibre technology into Canada. This move will also help strengthen EIA’s strategic efforts to help diversify Alberta’s and the rest of western Canada’s economy, while expanding economic activity at the airport.”
“We are excited and proud to join EIA’s business family! It’s a great opportunity to have a strong business partner to support us in our early stages. The goal of introducing integrated plant fiber technology into Canada will finally be achieved, and it will contribute into EIA-AATC’s green system for a better and sustained economic cycle,” said Chenghsun Hsu, CEO & Founder of Plant Plus.
“It’s great to see our competitive tax rates, talented workforce and focus on economic diversification attract more private investment to Alberta. This investment is part of our $1.4 billion value-added agriculture investment attraction goal that is slated to create over 2000 new Alberta jobs. I congratulate Plant Plus for choosing to invest in our agriculture sector and to help strengthen Alberta’s economy,” the Honourable Devin Dreeshen, Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry noted.
“Our region is increasingly known for innovation. Plant Plus’ decision to locate its production and distribution facility at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will not only benefit our local economy, it will provide a whole new set of sustainable packaging options for the agriculture industry, for health and life sciences, and for a myriad of use-cases that I’m sure we’ll see spring up across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. EIA has established itself as the core hub for international cargo and Plant Plus is about to make our region’s importance to the global supply chain even more clear. Well done and welcome to your new home,” said Malcolm Bruce, Edmonton Global CEO.
“This is a perfect example of how Airport City and the AATC work. Plant Plus will import materials and build technology which will increase the production of agricultural products for export from North America,” added Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO.
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