Industry planning expansion
by Emily Adams
Heritage Plastics in Sylacauga is planning a $17 million expansion project to include a new production line and the creation of nine new jobs, according to the Talladega County Economic Development Authority.

The industry off Fayetteville Road is requesting tax abatements for the project from the City Council at its 9 a.m. meeting today.

Heritage, which has been in Sylacauga since 2007, develops and manufactures its own class of calcium carbonate concentrates for a variety of plastic resins and applications. Its marble-based materials are designed to improve performance, be more cost-efficient and minimize the carbon footprint of the finished product compared to a resin-only system, according to its website.

Founded in 1982, Heritage Plastics was established in Picayune, Miss., before opening its second plant in Sylacauga.
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