Whitmer Announces Business Expansion Creating Manufacturing Jobs and Generating Investment in Flint – Michigan (.gov)

by | Jul 1, 2022 | Jobs

July 1, 2022 Contact: Press@michigan.gov
Gov. Whitmer Announces Business Expansion Creating 24 Manufacturing Jobs, Generating $8 Million Investment in Flint 
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that plastics recycler Island Plastics will create 24 manufacturing jobs in Flint with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
“This investment by Island Plastics will create 24 good-paying manufacturing jobs in Flint and prove our dedication to attracting and growing businesses that create opportunity and demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices that ensure long-term economic growth,” said Governor Whitmer. “Together, we will continue putting Michiganders first and investing in our talented manufacturing workforce and innovative businesses so they can thrive. Right now, Michigan’s economy is growing. Our future is bright, and investments like this one by Island Plastics will help us continue moving our state forward.”
Island Plastics, LLC is a subsidiary of ACI Plastics, Inc., (ACI) a post-industrial plastics recycler headquartered in Flint. ACI plans to utilize its experience in the plastics separation business to integrate into the post-consumer plastics industry. As a result, Island Plastics will recycle post-consumer low-density polyethylene (LDPE) material.
ACI plans to invest into an existing facility in the city of Flint to construct a state-of-the-art system where it will recycle post-consumer LDPE material for resale to various industries including energy, automotive and consumer goods. The company anticipates processing 25 million pounds of waste per year through the reuse of this plastic.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $8 million, supported by a $150,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the project over a competing site in Ohio.
“This project is an exciting win for Flint and for the entire state and underscores our continued commitment to building a cleaner future for our children and grandchildren,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. We are grateful to the Governor and legislators for the continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program. We’re proud to join …

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