PORTAGE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polymer Logistics, a retail ready packaging company, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution center in Porter County today. Located at 6750 Daniel Burnham Dr., Portage IN, the new facility will create more than 40 new jobs.
“This facility helps us complete our nationwide network of service centers that will provide our customers with the highest level of performance. We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from the community and look forward to a successful operation here in Portage,” said Fred Heptinstall, CEO North America for Polymer Logistics.
Attendees at the grand opening heard from local officials, as well as executives from Polymer Logistics and the owner of the building.
“We are very happy and pleased to welcome Polymer Logistics to the City of Portage. This company is another great addition to the Ameriplex development and our business community. We are extremely pleased with 40 new jobs that are created by Polymer Logistics and the opportunities they create for our residents. We hope to have a long lasting relationship with Polymer as they grow their company along with our city,” said Mayor James Snyder of Portage.
“The Chamber is excited to have Polymer open their new facility right here in Portage. The addition of 40 new jobs is always a great help to the local economy. Their focus on community involvement is what sparked my ear while talking to the management team. Looking ahead, the Chamber is looking forward to a healthy partnership with the Polymer team,” said Nancy Simpson, Executive Director of the Portage Chamber of Commerce.
The new service center is located in a building owned by Venture One and was developed by Holladay Construction Group. It uses the latest technology for energy conservation, product handling and high-capacity transport container washing, and has 12 truck doors.
Polymer Logistics currently operates two service centers in California and one in Texas, and will open a fifth location in Georgia early next year. The company offers eco-friendly containers to major retailers in North America.
Note to editors: Photos of the ribbon cutting and designs of the new facility are available.
About Polymer Logistics
Polymer Logistics’ extensive range of returnable transport, storage, and display products includes collapsible bins, folding, nesting and stackable crates, together with reusable dollies and pallets. These offer substantial costs benefits, are more environmentally friendly than traditional one-way transit packaging, and are robust enough to withstand the rigorous demands of retail supply chain logistics for many years. Polymer Logistics’ most recent innovation is the wood grain RPC, which brings an upscale look to stores and drives sales and shopper engagement. More information is available at www.polymerlogistics.com.