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County gets infrastructure funds

...Commerce Penny Pritzker says the upgrades are critical to the local economy. Richmond County officials say the improvements will help support a major manufacturing plant that produces products used by the construction and plastics industries.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-20/county-gets-infrastructu
Augusta credit union rebuilding branch destroyed by fire

...target starting date for the facility, which will make synthetic colorants used in construction, coatings, concrete and plastics. The deal went through U.S. regulators and then got stalled in Europe. To satisfy the European Commission, Hunstman will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-09-18/augusta-cre
Preschools with eco-friendly focus grow across nation

...Largely, the movement within the school is recycling, reuse and alternate use, and cutting back on a lot of using of plastics and things that are thrown away."He said such preschools tend to focus on leaving a low-carbon footprint, which refers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-09-07/more-preschools-go-green
Toyota scores highest in use of 'green' plastics

...automakers' use of safe, recyclable plastics in their vehicles, though no one scored...environmentally friendly, sustainable plastics. The report, done in collaboration...Environmental Conference in Atlanta. Sustainable plastics are defined as those that don't contain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/24/bus_444500.shtml
Business
Thomson Plastics expands

McDuffie County manufacturer Thomson Plastics will construct a 50,000-square-foot...Stratton Corp. in Statesboro. Thomson Plastics will produce an engine product that has...building, which was leased to Thomson Plastics and later purchased by the company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/10/bus_337645.shtml
Business | Club Car
Welcomes 'biodegradable plastics'

...of new catalyst could lead to improved plastics" stated "The new catalysts raise the...characteristics, perhaps even biodegradable plastics ..." That's what we need, biodegradable plastics. Why make milk jugs or other plastic food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/edi_281136.shtml
Editorials
GE will sell plastics division

...Electric Co. said Monday it will sell its plastics division for about $11.6 billion in...exited businesses that are volatile, like plastics, and we've got a good run ahead of...the company faster, he said. GE's plastics division dates to 1930, resulting directly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/22/bus_129355.shtml
Business
Plastics familiar to area

...consideration of Augusta and two other cities for a factory site, a plastics plant already in the area announced it is increasing production...The Augusta area is already home to several companies in the plastics field. One such company, DSM Chemicals North America, announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/18/biz_206947.shtml
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Barnwell plastics-to-oil recycling plant will employ 20

...Global Energy Inc. announced plans Thursday to locate a new plastics-to-oil recycling facility in Blackville. It will be Climax...industrial facility.The company will convert mixed-waste plastics into high-grade synthetic oil that can be refined into clean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-22/barnwell-plastics-oil-recy
Elberton, Ga. reaches deal for plastics plant

ELBERTON, Ga. -- Officials in Elbert County say a European plastics company plans to lease space in Elberton's industrial park in a move that could bring about 70 jobs to the northeast Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-24/elberton-ga-reaches-deal-pla