Italian firm investing in U.S. compounding facility

The SO.F.TER. Group (Forlì, Italy), one of the world's largest independent compounders, is constructing a new compounding facility in the United States dedicated to the production, development and sale of plastic compounds based on polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers as well as other advanced plastics.

The new business, based in Lebanon, TN, expects to have a strong presence in the automotive, appliance, construction and electrical markets. Mark Rodden, with more than 15 years of managerial experience in plastics compounding, will serve as Managing Director of SO.F.TER. U.S. The initially investment of $11.5 million will result in approximately 50 new jobs with ultimate site employment expected to exceed 150....

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