Alabama Jobs

ID Plastics LP, which manufactures a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn, Governor Kay Ivey announced today.

“Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another great manufacturer coming to Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “ID Plastics’ decision to select Alabama will create 50 jobs for families in East Alabama over the next three years.”

The brother duo of Martin and Andreas Hartl formed the Alabama-based business operation after years of experience with customers in the U.S. and plans to bring various products of their companies, DUROtherm Plastics, and the <a href=””>Infinex Group</a>, with them.

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

“Transport containers have always had downsides of one kind or another,” Martin Hartl said. “We responded with an innovative collapsing container system that eliminates these problems. The ID PACK is a truly problem-free sleeve pack system.”

The <a href=””>Alabama Department of Commerce</a> and the City of Auburn have committed to supporting this German Operation.

“We are grateful to be the U.S. headquarters and manufacturing location for ID Plastics,” <a href=””>Auburn Mayor Ron Anders</a> said. “Through our partnership with Auburn University, Southern Union Community College and our existing industries, the City of Auburn has created an excellent environment for technology-based, value-added manufacturing operations like ID Plastics. We welcome Andreas and Martin to the Auburn family.”

<a href=””>Greg Canfield</a>, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the project is another illustration of the strong economic ties between Alabama and the German Industry.

“German companies have directed about $10 billion in new capital investment to Alabama in the past two decades because these companies have learned they can find success in our state,” Secretary Canfield said.

More than 80 German companies have operations in Alabama, the highest total for any foreign nation.

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