C&K Plastics, a New Jersey-based leader in specialty thermoforming, has announced plans to expand into Rockdale County.
According to the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council, C&K has purchased a 95,000-square-foot building on 19 acres at 1820 Conyers Station Road. “This facility will allow for future expansions to handle their long-term growth plan,” said Marty Jones, executive director of the CREDC.
Jones said the company will initially hire about 30 people, with the workforce eventually expanding to 60 or 65 jobs, including manufacturing, supervisory and administrative positions. The company will invest about $6 million in the Rockdale County facility.
Bob Carrier, president of C&K Plastics, said the decision to locate in Rockdale County “was a competitive process, and other sites were considered for C&K’s expansion.” The company was assisted by Wesley Budd and William Heard with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm.
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process in which a plastic sheet is heated to the point that it is pliable and then formed into specific shapes using a mold. According to the C&K website, the privately-held company has more than 50 years of experience. C&K is headquartered in Metuchen, N.J., and also has a manufacturing plant in Suwanee.