ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp announced that InFlex, a subsidiary of Georgia-based leader in plastics manufacturing, Amcor Inc., will invest nearly $ 8 million to expand its operations in Bacon County. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant will create 100 jobs in Alma.
“These 100 jobs in Alma will give a huge boost to families and businesses in the region, and I commend Amcor for continuing to invest in its home country,” Kemp said in a press release. “Creating jobs and opportunities, especially in rural communities, has been a priority of my administration from day one and investments like Amcor’s are proof that our coordinated efforts are serving hard-working Georgians. “
Amcor Inc. is headquartered in Thomson, where the company employs over 150 people in the region. The company’s expansion of its InFlex division in Alma will help Amcor continue to supply technologies and products such as lightweight, high-strength polymer products used in the automotive, packaging and construction industries.
“We are very pleased with the support we received from our home state of Georgia throughout the selection of our new manufacturing site,” said Amcor President Matt Powell. “We see tremendous opportunities in Alma for Amcor-InFlex to continue to deliver breakthrough innovations to our customers for years to come. “
The company will renovate an existing 85,500 square foot building located at 1107 West 12th St. in Alma. Renovations to the facility are expected to be completed by the end of 2021. New positions at the facility will include careers in sales, operations, engineering and maintenance. Hiring for key positions will begin immediately. Those interested in opportunities within the company are encouraged to contact [email protected] for more information.
“We are delighted to welcome Amcor’s InFlex operations to the communities of Alma and Bacon County,” said Kevin Ellis, executive director of the Bacon County Development Authority. “Amcor’s investment in Alma will create new career opportunities for those interested in technology and creating high-end, industry-leading products.
Project Manager Elizabeth McLean represented the Global Trade Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development on this competitive project in partnership with the Bacon County Development Authority. The GDEcD Manufacturing Innovation Center team also provided support to the company as it continues to expand in Georgia.
“It is especially gratifying to see a Georgia-based company like Amcor continue to grow 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 perfect tenant for this facility. “