Danimer Scientific, a developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, announced plans to invest $700 million in expanding its Bainbridge, GA, manufacturing operations, nearly quadrupling its workforce in Decatur County.
Headquartered in Bainbridge for more than a decade, Danimer currently employs around 100 people in southwest Georgia, according to the announcement. The company’s biodegradable and compostable materials typically are used in food packaging, bottling, and other traditional packaging sectors. Applications for Danimer’s biopolymers include additives, aqueous coatings, fibers, filaments, films, hot-melt adhesives, and injection-molded items.
“Georgia has been a welcoming home for Danimer since the company’s inception, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue growing our roots in the region,” said CEO Stephen Croskrey. “With access to the state’s robust logistics infrastructure and top-notch talent coming from local universities, we are in a strong position to make our vision of replacing traditional plastic with 100% renewable and biodegradable alternatives a reality. We could not be more pleased with the growing commitment to sustainable solutions by multinational companies, which has allowed us to double the planned size of this new facility.”
Danimer expects to construct an additional 2-million-square-foot facility near its current 25-acre campus. The company will hire for technical positions and careers in production, maintenance, and management.
“Georgia companies like Danimer continue to lead the way toward a green manufacturing future, and we are thrilled to be their partner as they push sustainable solutions forward,” commented Pat Wilson, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.