The investment will create 130 new jobs at the firm’s first North American facility in Spalding County


Ecopol’s new facility will boost the local economy and create jobs. (Credit: Servetphotograph from Pixabay)

Italy-based biodegradable PVA film producer Ecopol has announced that it will invest $38m to establish a new manufacturing plant in Spalding County, Georgia, US.

The investment will create 130 new jobs at the firm’s first North American facility in Spalding County.

The plant will be located at The Lakes at Green Valley, an eco-industrial park in Griffin.

Ecopol is also planning to hire candidates for positions in production, maintenance, management, and administration after the completion of construction.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said: “Georgia’s world-class connectivity to markets continues to draw in businesses from around the world. I am excited for Ecopol to bring new opportunities to hardworking Georgians in Spalding County.

“I want to congratulate the teams in Spalding County who made this project possible by planning ahead and investing in future sites, and I look forward to seeing how Ecopol’s new facility will energize the local economy.”

The Griffin-Spalding Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Quick Start, and Georgia Power are collaborating on the initiative with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team.

Ecopol CEO Mauro Carbone said: “Our goal was to identify a suitable property with nearby interstate and international airport access, a favourable utility environment, a talented regional labour force, and an economic development team that would be supportive of this strategic project now and in the future.

“With the assistance of our location consultant, we performed a thorough analysis of numerous properties and communities in the south-eastern US, and we are confident that we found a great home in The Lakes at Green Valley eco-industrial park in Griffin, Georgia.”

Ecopol’s products are said to be used in a wide range of applications, including the packaging of household detergents and agrochemicals.

The firm has committed €35m to fuel its expansion over the last four years.