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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • New plastics operation is prepping for startup

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  • MILLWOOD - A new plastics operation is expected to be up and running by fall at Millwood.
    Technology Plastics, LLC will produce plastic lids for commercial waste receptacles, and will be initially housed in the Star Plastics facility in the Jackson County Industrial & Maritime Centre.
    The new firm is being started by Doug Ritchie, who opened Star Plastics in 1988 as a branch of his parent SDR Plastics firm in Ravenswood. The new operation is beginning set up now, according to JCDA executive director Mark Whitley, and hopes to be  operational by September, turning recycled plastic from Star Plastics into the receptacle lids.
    Future plans could see Technology Plastics expand into its own facility. The operation will initially employ some 15 workers.
    SDR Plastics/Star Plastics is a major employer in the county with some 115 employees.

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