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Manner Polymers to build U.S. new plant

Manner Polymers announces that it plans to invest $54 million to build a new sustainable manufacturing facility in Southern Illinois that will create more than 60 jobs.

A press release said that the new plant in Mount Vernon is being designed with a focus on automation and redundancy to provide the highest levels of product consistency coupled with low cost and unparalleled supply reliability. Production is expected to start in the summer of 2025.

The company serves a broad range of markets including automotive, appliance, construction, telecommunications, industrial, medical and agriculture. Product applications include cable and wire jacketing and insulation compounds for fiber optic cables, data transmission cables, coaxial cables, patch cords and shielded/unshielded twisted pairs.

The new facility will increase the company’s production capacity by 100 million pounds. It will be powered by a 15-acre solar field located on the site.

“Not only will we incorporate best in class manufacturing technology, but we will also produce substantially all of the electricity that we use,” said Manner Polymers CEO Raj Bhargava. “Our objective is to build the lowest cost, highest quality, most environmentally sustainable flexible PVC compounding plant in the world. This will be a transformational plant. It will have industry leading capabilities coupled with a clean energy footprint.”

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