Dallas plastics firm expands to Longview, buys facility

Dallas plastics firm expands to Longview, buys facility
Dallas Plastics Corp.

POSTED: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:29am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:36am

A Dallas-based plastics firm is planning to expand its operations to Longview with a $5.8 million investment and 65 new jobs during the next six years.

Dallas Plastics Corp. on Wednesday was approved for an incentive package from Longview Economic Development Corp. that could be worth up to $500,000 in coming years, according to Susan Mazarakes-Gill, executive director of LEDCO.

Dallas Plastics plans to purchase an existing 55,000-square-foot building on about 4 acres at 900 Jordan Valley Road. The property has been the home of Exopack, which is closing its Longview facility and consolidating operations in South Carolina.

“Even before they had a chance to market the building for sale, we have a buyer,” Mazarakes-Gill said.

Mark Thoreson, president of Dallas Plastics, said the company will install blown film extrusion equipment and manufacture polyethylene film products that serve the food, medical, industrial and other markets in the region.

“We hope to be in by Sept. 15,” he said Wednesday. Production could begin in the first quarter of 2012.

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