Leaders break ground on Polymer Logistics building in Dublin

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 100 jobs are coming to Laurens County.

In May, Polymer Logistics announced plans on creating a distribution center in Dublin. City, county, and business leaders broke ground on where the business will be on Best Buy Drive in Dublin.

It’s the sixth international business in Dublin.

“We heard this is the place where you can get green jackets,” Fred Heptinstall said, donning a Masters-like green jacket gifted from city leaders.

A sea of green, to make some green.

Dublin and Laurens County’s newest business is breaking ground and building ground.

“We strive hard to choose the right companies to make a good fit here,” Roger Folsom, the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority Chair, said.

He says creating a home for Israeli-based Polymer Logistics is turning the county into a booming place to do business — and bring jobs.

“It means 110 people will have an opportunity to do something for themselves and their families,” Folsom said.

The 75,000 square foot building will create storage and display products in addition to different types of household items.

“It is the fastest growing form of packaging for fresh products today,” Heptinstall said.

He says choosing Dublin was an easy pick.

“We ended in Dublin because it’s a great community has a great workforce here and logistically from a chain of what we do, it’s a great fit,” Heptinstall said.

It’s the latest piece to fit into a business puzzle, Folsom says is getting bigger.

“We’ve got some more projects in the pipeline. Hopefully some more international companies, we enjoy working with the international companies,” Folsom said.

Plans are to have the Polymer Logistics building finished and completed by Spring of 2017.

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