Facilities to meet LEED Gold standards, incorporate solar energy
ResinTech Inc. announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and build two new manufacturing plants in Camden, N.J. ResinTech is the parent company of Action-Pak in Bristol, Pa.; ACM Technologies in Forest Hill, Md.; Aries FilterWorks in Berlin, N.J.; and VMX Technologies in Berlin.
The move will allow the water treatment and filtration company to bring a minimum of 265 jobs to Camden. The company will add 55 employees to staff the new manufacturing facility and will bring hundreds of existing jobs from Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and New Jersey. The company is optimistic that further jobs will be added as the facilities achieve full production.
“Our vision for the project is to create a campus environment where our businesses can be housed in close proximity and benefit from shared resources,” said Jeffrey Gottlieb, CEO of ResinTech.
The announcement followed the approval of approximately $138 million in tax credits by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) during its monthly board meeting. Gottlieb hopes to break ground on the new manufacturing complex in late 2017.
“The NJ Grow program created a viable investment opportunity. It enables us to create jobs and compete against imported products currently being sourced from overseas,” Gottlieb said.
A family-run business since 1986, ResinTech was founded by Michael Gottlieb, who is now CEO emeritus and acting in an advisory role. Gottlieb’s son Jeffrey is the current CEO and president, and his brother, Larry, is senior vice president, responsible for production and product development.
The facilities will be designed to meet LEED Gold standards, incorporating the latest technologies for energy efficiency and water conservation. ResinTech has an established track record of being a green company and was an early adopter and implementer of solar energy at several of its facilities. The new plan for its Camden site includes an approximate $8 million investment in solar energy, which will help to offset a large percentage of the company’s ongoing utility requirements.
"The NJ Grow program will allow ResinTech to not only consolidate its out-of-state operations into New Jersey, but also expand its existing business and construct the first new plant to produce and manufacture ion exchange resins in the United States in nearly 30 years,” Gottlieb said. “As a family, we believe strongly in giving back to our community and look forward to demonstrating this commitment in Camden over many years to come, much like we have done elsewhere in southern New Jersey.”
Gottlieb and the staff would like to thank those individuals who helped with the project over the past two years, especially city of Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash; the mayor’s Chief of Staff Novella Hinson; Cooper’s Ferry Partnership CEO Anthony Perno and Camden City Council President Francisco “Frank” Moran.