Plastics manufacturer picks Alabama for first U.S. facility

A German plastics manufacturer has selected Alabama as its first place in the United States to set up shop.

ID Plastics LP plans to invest $9.8 million to open a manufacturing plant in Auburn. The company plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years.

Initially, the company will produce the ID PACK sleeve, a foldable, returnable transportation container system used in various industries.

ID Plastics was created by Martin and Andreas Hartl who also own DUROtherm Plastics and Infinex Group. The two companies are headquartered in the Black Forest in southwest Germany and have roughly 600 employees.

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