Polish company establishes headquarters in Marion

ELPLAST America brings 30 jobs to Marion

Marion, IA – ELPLAST America Inc. will break ground on the construction of their new North American headquarters on October 22 at 4:30 p.m. ELPLAST will be joining Legacy Manufacturing as the initial occupants in the Marion Enterprise Center on Highway 151 in Marion. The event will take place at 795 Enterprise Drive in Marion.

The Zory, Poland based plastics manufacturer will be constructing a $6 million dollar, 30,000 square foot facility bringing 30 jobs to Marion. ELPLAST currently supplies more than 400 million meters (1 billion feet) of press to close zippers annually to customers in over 60 countries on 6 continents.

Chad Rupert, CEO of ELPLAST America Inc., stated, "ELPLAST is excited to start the construction of our North American headquarters representing the beginning of the next phase of our growth in the North American market.” Rupert continued, “We sincerely appreciate the support that MEDCO (Marion Economic Development Co.) and the City of Marion have provided helping make this event possible. ELPLAST looks forward to becoming a member of the Marion business community as we continue to build our business for many years to come."

“We’re extremely pleased that ELPLAST America is investing in Marion and establishing their headquarters in our community. Their new Marion location continues to solidify the Marion Enterprise Center as a premiere location for interstate commerce. Not only is this going to be a beautiful facility, but it will bring high quality jobs for our growing workforce.” says Nick Glew, MEDCO President. “This project accommodates an aggressive growth plan for ELPLAST and positions them to serve a global market from our community.”

MEDCO worked with ELPLAST to receive a $390,000 dollar incentive through the City of Marion and also partnered with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance to secure $148,450 through the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Primus Construction is the general contractor for the project.