German company, ID Plastics, to open first U.S. manufacturing operation in Auburn with 50 jobs

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ID Plastics LP, which manufactures a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn, Governor Kay Ivey announced Monday, Oct. 14.

“Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another great manufacturer coming to Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “ID Plastics’ decision to select Alabama will create 50 jobs for families in East Alabama over the next three years.”

Initially, the company will produce the ID PACK sleeve, a foldable, returnable transportation container system used in various industries.

Brothers Martin and Andreas Hartl formed the Alabama-based business operation with the plan to bring various products of their companies, DUROtherm Plastics, a thermoforming specialist, and the Infinex Group, an extrusion specialist, to a production center in the U.S.

The two companies are headquartered in the Black Forest in Southwest Germany and have approximately 600 employees.

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