By JACK WEATHERLY
Plastic container manufacturer iMold Plastics, a subsidiary of iSpice Foods, is locating operations in Waynesboro, investing $4 million and creating 33 jobs.
iMold Plastics will operate in a 50,000-square-foot facility being constructed in the new Meadowlands Industrial Park. The company, the first to locate in the industrial park, will lease the facility from Wayne County.
“I am grateful for the assistance we have received from the state, Wayne County and the city of Waynesboro. Their support of iMold Plastics from day one made the decision to locate in Waynesboro an easy one,” said iSpice Foods Managing Director Manouch Ilkhani.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided a $660,000 Community Development Block Grant for a water line.
iMold Plastics will locate in a 50,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility being constructed in the new Meadowlands Industrial Park. The company, the first to locate in the industrial park, will lease the facility from Wayne County.
“MDA is glad to provide support to iMold Plastics as the company prepares to locate in South Mississippi and create new career opportunities for Mississippians,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our teammates at the Wayne County Economic Development District, the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, the mayor and Board of Aldermen for their partnership with MDA, which was integral in bringing iMold Plastics to Mississippi.”
iMold Plastics’ Waynesboro location will supply containers to the iSpice Foods facility in Jackson, Ala. iSpice Foods is a leading importer, processor and supplier of peppers and spices from around the world.
Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, iMold Plastics expects to be in full operation in Waynesboro by May.
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