Omega creating 80 new jobs
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am
Omega Plastics officials have announced the company will expand its corporate headquarters in Clinton, investing $8.2 million and adding 80 new positions in Anderson County, according to a news release issued by the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
“Expansions by companies like Omega Plastics reaffirm the business-friendly climate our state offers and demonstrate our competitiveness in today’s global marketplace. I appreciate Omega Plastics’ continued investment in Anderson County and its quality workforce,” state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said.
“The support we have received from the city of Clinton, Anderson County, TVA, Clinton Utilities Board and the State of Tennessee has been amazing,” Omega Plastics chief executive officer Stephen J. Redwine said.
“All of these entities consistently demonstrate that they want businesses in the community and do everything possible to create a business friendly environment. The quality and availability of a motivated labor force is exceptional. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has been a major factor in our decision to expand in Clinton instead of going elsewhere. They continually strive to help current businesses as well as recruit new businesses to the area,” Redwine said.
Omega Plastics is a world leader in plastics extrusion molding solutions for prototype and low-volume production.
The company supplies a global client base in medical, consumer packaging, automotive, and security and safety productions.
The Clinton expansion will add an additional 85,000 square feet, more than doubling its current facility in the Carden Farm Industrial Park.
“Omega Plastics has been an asset to our community since they arrived in 1996,” Clinton Mayor Scott Burton said. “Despite the recent economic downturn, Omega Plastics has remained a strong and successful player in their industry. Once again, this announcement reflects the efforts of our economic development partners that work with our existing industries to create jobs and investment in our city.”