There’s welcome economic expansion in the Pee Dee as Wellman Plastics Recycling will increase its current operations in Florence County. The $2.5 million re-investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next two years. Wellman Plastics Recycling will add equipment to its current facility in Johnsonville to help increase capacity. And expects to make the additions gradually over the next 24 months. The company produces products for the automotive, lawn and garden, consumer products and electronics industries.
Local and state leaders responded to the announcement today. State Senator Hugh Leatherman from Florence says, ” These new jobs will begin to improve our local economy, as so many families seek to recover from this truly devastating economic downturn.” Florence County Council Chairman K.G. “Rusty” Smith added, “Every job counts in Florence County.”
The company will begin hiring for the positions in the first quarter of 2011. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the Florence Workforce Center.