ACI Plastics expanding manufacturing operations into Oconee County

Sep152014

$4.1 million investment by thermoplastics comapny expected to create 25 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics, Inc.  is expanding its manufacturing operations into Oconee County. The company's $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs.  

Flint, Mich.-basesd ACI Plastics is known for its seperation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical seperation. ACI Plastics has purchased a former textile warehouse building at 2333 Sandifer Boulevard in Westminster and will remodel the 88,000-square-foot facility for its operations. These renovations are expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.  

The company plans to begin hiring for the new positions in mid-Jaunary. Those interested may apply after January 15, 2015 by sending resumes to ACI Plastics' office manager (valerieg@aciplastics.com) or in person at 435 East Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson.  

ACI Plastics has been in business for 28 years, with operations in South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Nebraska.  

QUOTES 

"The purchase of this building is key to our strategic growth in the South. Within the next 10 years, we see our operation in South Carolina being as large as our operation in Michigan, where we operate in 225,000 square feet with 85 employees. The new South Carolina plant in Oconee County will add capacity to our paint removal and instrument panel recycling." -Scott Melton, president of ACI Plastics 

"When one of our existing businesses expands like ACI Plastics is doing, it sends a message to other companies that South Carolina is a place where they can find success. We celebrate ACI Plastics decision to invest $4.1 million and create 25 new jobs - something that will have a very positive impact in Westminster and beyond. " -Gov. Nikki Haley 

"South Carolina has emerged as a leader in advanced manufacturing. This announcement is another indication that our economic development efforts are on the right track." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 

"On behalf of Oconee County, we are grateful to ACI Plastics for committing to locate their operations here and invest in our community. It will be exciting to watch this company grow here and create new opportunities for our citizenry." - Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • ACI Plastics, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into Oconee County.
  • $4.1 million investment to create 25 new jobs.
  • Company is a thermoplastics processor and recycler with operations in South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Nebraska.
  • ACI is remodeling an 88,000-square-foot former textile warehouse in Westminster, which is expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.

Those interested in positions with the company may apply after January 15, 2015 by emailing resumes to valerieg@aciplastics.com or in person at 435 East Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson.

About ACI Plastics

ACI Plastics is a unique compounder, processor and recycler of engineering thermoplastics. ACI specializes in paint separation and multi-layer material separation primarily from automotive industry. ACI has a growing business in recycling scrap plastics from the medical industry. Primary services in South Carolina currently consist of size reduction, toll grinding, product destruction, dismantling, warehousing and logistics. ACI will add paint removal and instrument panel recycling to the South Carolina plant over the next few years.