JFA will locate HQ, R&D in LaGrange (GA)
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Jindal Films Americas LLC (JFA), the largest manufacturer of polypropylene, will relocate its U.S. research and development center and national headquarters to LaGrange. JFA will expand an existing manufacturing facility in LaGrange, creating 240 jobs and investing $180 million in the community.
JFA is one of the world’s largest producers of biaxial oriented polypropylene (BOPP). The installation of a 10.5 meter-wide orientation line will expand JFA’s capacity to include new metalizing, coating and slitting capabilities.
“This investment reinforces JFA’s commitment to providing next generation solutions for our customers,” said JFA CEO Scott Van Winter. “We have a positive outlook on future demand for specialty BOPP films in the Americas. This is the first step in a significant growth plan that will bring new technology and expanded capabilities to our customers and partners well into the future.”
JFA and Jindal Polyfilms operate six manufacturing facilities in five countries as well as to two R&D technology centers. The company currently employs 500 personnel in the U.S., including 200 employees in Georgia.
“I am delighted that JFA will expand their production facility and relocate their U.S. headquarters and R&D center to LaGrange,” said LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton. “They are a great company, already active in our community, and their expansion and relocation further confirms LaGrange as a great place to do business and as a regional hub for advanced manufacturing.”
JFA, part of the BC Jindal Group, incudes Jindal Films Europe and Jindal Poly Films India. Jindal Films Is a leader in the development of specialty oriented polypropylene films, including multilayer white opaque films, metalized films, and coated films, for flexible packaging and labeling applications.