Published December 2, 2011
Tags: Be Green Packaging, compostable, innovation, Jasper County, manufacturing, nikki haley, recyclable, Ridgeland, South Carolina, Sustainable Packaging
Today marks the two-month anniversary of the commencement of warehousing operations at Be Green Packaging’s new Ridgeland, South Carolina manufacturing plant. The facility, which will be the first plant fiber packaging manufacturing operation in the United States, is currently being developed in tandem with the Austin Company, a leading design-build engineering firm. Be Green is aiming high with the new plant seeking to create a waste free facility and draw as much pulp material as possible from the surrounding communities. Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Clemente Pinckney visited the plant this summer along with community member and leaders to welcome Be Green to the area.
To mark the occasion, we have gathered a few photos of the plant, which is coming along beautifully.
Bluffton Today recently ran an article covering Jasper county’s efforts to remain atop the state’s business agenda by hosting the Jasper County State House Day in Columbia, SC. The luncheon, which was organized by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce (of which Be Green is a proud member), brought nearly 400 legislators, staffers, lobbyists and other Capitol regulars together to discuss future projects for the county. Be Green donated packaging for the event and was acknowledged by business leaders and politicians alike for its plans to open a $7.3 million dollar manufacturing facility in Ridgeland. Be Green hopes to bring at least 175 new jobs to the area in the coming months.