Governor makes huge jobs announcement during first 100 days tour

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GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) – Governor Brian Kemp toured the Peach State highlighting campaign promises he’s kept in his first 100 days in office. 

His stop in Chatham County also included a major jobs announcement featuring a company that plans to hire 166 people. It’s set to become one of Georgia Port Authority’s best customers.

Kemp announced Plastic Express, a leader in the plastic resins industry, will expand operations with two new manufacturing facilities, investing more than $172 million at the Port Logistics Center in Pooler.

“I don’t think people really realize how huge this project is,” the governor said, adding, “The amount of port traffic this company in the first year will be one of the top five folks doing business in the port. This is going to be incredible for us.”

Plastic Express plans to be in the new facility by October 1 of this year, hiring 100 people in the first wave.

“We are very happy to plant our flag in Savannah,” stated Ray Hufnagel, Plastic Express President & CEO. “Plastic Express has been searching for a strategic opportunity in every viable port location in the Southeast for a few years.”

The company ships resin products globally, so leaders at the port say they will instantly become one of their biggest customers shipping enough product to fill five giant container ships each year.

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