AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Netherlands-based company has announced plans to build a new plant in Augusta.
Royal DSM announced plans Wednesday to build a new polymer plant next to its existing facility. The plant is expected to be complete by mid-2016 and will focus on making materials that are used in food packaging.
Chairman of the Augusta Economic Development Authority Henry Ingram said in a statement that the company's announcement reinforces its commitment to the community.
The Augusta Chronicle reports the company's existing facility employs about 650 people. Walter Sprouse of the Augusta Economic Development Authority tells WJBF-TV the company is planning to invest roughly $85 million in the new plant and it's expected to employ about 40 people.