- Associated Press
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A manufacturer of plastic stretch film is planning to open a new manufacturing facility in Georgia.

Zummit Plastics, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is expanding with plans to create 50 new jobs and invest $25 million into the project in Columbus, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.. The location and opening date were not announced, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported..

“We are proud to announce our expansion of Zummit Plastics into Columbus,” said Penny Lucius, operations manager for Zummit Plastics. “Zummit Plastics chose Georgia to accommodate our existing customers as well as new customers on the east coast more efficiently.”

“This announcement is a fantastic way to wrap up 2019,” said Russ Carreker, chairman of the Development Authority of Columbus. “We are grateful that Zummit Plastics decided to choose Columbus as the place to achieve business success with their environmentally-friendly stretch film products.”

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