Manner Polymers Announces New Sustainable Manufacturing Facility in Southern Illinois
Manner Polymers to open a new manufacturing facility powered by solar energy generated on-site; company to invest $54 million and create 60 new jobs in Mount Vernon, IL.
MCKINNEY, TX – Raj Bhargava (CEO of Manner Polymers), JB Pritzker (Governor of Illinois) and the Illinois Department and Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today joined local leaders and partners to announce Manner Polymers’ new manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Manner Polymers is a manufacturer of plastic compounds. The company serves a broad range of markets including automotive, appliance, construction, telecommunications, industrial, medical and agriculture. The new facility will be powered by a 15-acre solar field located on site. Manner Polymers plans to invest $54 million and create more than 60 jobs for the Southern Illinois region.
“I couldn’t be prouder that Manner Polymers has selected Illinois for their state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot, 100% solar-powered facility.” said Governor JB Pritzker.
The facility has been designed with a focus on automation and redundancy. This will support the company’s mission of providing the highest levels of product consistency coupled with low cost and unparalleled supply reliability. Production is expected to commence in the summer of 2025. Once in full operation, the new facility will increase the company’s production capacity by 100 million pounds – further strengthening the domestic supply chain for a litany of industries.
“Not only will we incorporate best in class manufacturing technology, but we will also produce substantially all of the electricity that we use,” said CEO of Manner Polymers, 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.”
With competitive incentives through Illinois, unmatched infrastructure, and access to markets, as well as an abundant and qualified workforce, Manner Polymers selected Illinois to locate its solar-powered facility after considering locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
“Jefferson County and Illinois beat out some tough competitors to win this project,” said Intersect Illinois CEO Dan Seals. “We are pleased to welcome Manner Polymers’ transformational manufacturing facility to our state.”
Manner Polymers Helps Lovepacs Establish Denton Location
August 25, 2020
Denton’s chapter of Lovepacs, founded just over two years ago, is moving into its own space financed in part by a grant by McKinney-based Manner Polymers.
Lovepacs provides meals to families during school holiday weekends and school closures.
Volunteers gather food and cash donations, pack food into bundles and coordinate with campus counselors to determine nutritional needs during extended school closures. Volunteers then deliver “meal bundles” to counselors, who distribute them discreetly.
When the Denton chapter started, it was helping about 80 kids at two campuses. Now, it consistently serves up to 275 students across 10 Denton ISD campuses.
The Lovepacs Denton chapter is expecting to serve 350-400 kids over the upcoming 2020 Thanksgiving break.
Manner Polymers Continues Support of McKinney ISD
Manner Polymers makes fifth $50,000 donation to McKinney ISD. To date Manner has donated a total of $250,000 to support public schools in our community.
Manner Polymers receives McKinney ISD Outstanding Business Partner Award.
Manner Polymers makes the fourth $50,000 donation to McKinney ISD as part of the $250,000 five-year commitment. To date Manner has donated a total of $200,000 to support public schools in our community.
Manner Polymers makes the third $50,000 donation to McKinney ISD as part of the $250,000 five-year commitment. To date Manner has donated a total of $150,000 to support public schools in our community.
Manner Polymers makes the second $50,000 donation to McKinney ISD as part of the $250,000 five-year commitment. To date Manner has donated a total of $100,000 to support public schools in our community.
Manner Polymers makes the first $50,000 donation to McKinney ISD as part of the $250,000 five-year commitment. “We are happy to be able to support the great work of Communities In Schools in partnership with McKinney Independent School District and serving the most challenged children in the community.” – Manner Polymers Owner, and CISDR Board Member Raj.
Manner Polymers Adds Two Production Lines
We are happy to announce that we have added two new production lines with highly automated computer controlled manufacture capability. The 8th production line was fully commissioned in October, 2015 and the 9th production line was fully commissioned in April, 2016. The addition of these production lines allows for increased capacity and line redundancy.