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April 13, 2016

Novolex Welcomes Florida Governor Rick Scott to Celebrate Expansion of Jacksonville Plant

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Novolex, North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability, today welcomed Governor Rick Scott to celebrate the expansion of its Jacksonville manufacturing facility. The $6 million expansion at the plant will support about 25 jobs.

During a tour of the facility, Novolex showcased plastic bags created from brown and gray film, which includes higher recycled content derived from recycled retail, newspaper, dry cleaning, bread and cereal bags, among others. 

“Today’s event was a celebration of the growth Novolex is experiencing as a result of our incredibly dedicated workforce and our steadfast commitment to being North America’s leader in packaging and sustainability,” said Mark Daniels, Senior Vice President of Sustainability for Novolex. “We are proud of the work we do across the country to deliver high-quality packaging choices to consumers, and we look forward to our continued growth.”

Through its two world-class closed-loop recycling facilities in North Vernon, IN, and Shawano, WI, Novolex recycles more than 50 million pounds of used plastic bags, film and wraps into new, recycled-content plastic retail bags each year. In cooperation with the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA), Novolex has worked in partnership with grocers and retailers around the county to establish nearly 30,000 Bag-2-Bag® in-store drop-off points where shoppers can return their plastic bags for recycling.

Novolex™ is one of North America’s leaders in packaging choice and sustainability serving retail, grocery, food service, hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. The company has more than 5,300 employees and 37 manufacturing plants in North America.  Headquartered in Hartsville, SC, the Company’s brands include Hilex Poly, Fortune Plastics, Novolex Custom Film & Bag, Duro Bag, Bagcraft, De Luxe, General Packaging and International Converter. For more on Novolex™ and its sustainability leadership, visit