2018-01-31 / Front Page

Roto Polymers hosts Grand Opening of Millen plant

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


Roto Polymers hosted a Grand Opening for its Millen facility Thursday, January 25th, with Jose Gomez- owner, (center) cutting the ribbon during a ceremony hosted by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce/Development Authority. 
(Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) Roto Polymers hosted a Grand Opening for its Millen facility Thursday, January 25th, with Jose Gomez- owner, (center) cutting the ribbon during a ceremony hosted by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce/Development Authority. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) What has been called “Millen’s Best Kept Secret” was made public last week with the Grand Opening of the Roto Polymers facility in Millen. The plant is located on Industrial Park Road in the building formerly occupied by Capital Architectural Products.

Rotomolding is the thermoplastic process for producing hollow parts by placing powder, pellets or liquid resin into a hollow mold and then rotating that tool in an oven until the resin melts and coats the inside of the mold cavity. Roto Polymers is a leader in the rotomolding industry and is a manufacturer of the resins used by customers to produce a variety of items from plastic coolers and trash cans to kid’s toys.


This powder is produced by Roto Polymers at its facility in Mexico and then shipped to the port in Savannah in the form of pellets and trucked to the Millen plant. This powder is produced by Roto Polymers at its facility in Mexico and then shipped to the port in Savannah in the form of pellets and trucked to the Millen plant. Roto Polymers Owner, Jose Gomez, and John Casto, also with Roto Polymers, explained during the event that the company’s process starts in Mexico where their products are produced, first as powder and then pellets. The pellets are shipped to the port of Savannah in 1,000 lb. crates or sacks. They are then trucked to the local facility and eventually distributed to customers in the Eastern United States.

“We can move about 1.5-2 million pounds a month. The Millen plant can accommodate approximately 3-4 million pounds. The imagination is the limit as far as what can be produced from our products,” said Mr. Casto.

Mr. Gomez presented a short video showcasing Roto Polymers facilities, processes and products. In his remarks, he noted that Roto Polymers has 25 years experience in manufacturing high quality resins with 300 customers in 30 countries.


The Millen facility of Roto Polymers is a warehouse distribution center from which the company’s products are shipped to customers in the Eastern United States. The Millen facility of Roto Polymers is a warehouse distribution center from which the company’s products are shipped to customers in the Eastern United States. “Millen is the perfect spot for a distribution center and everyone has been so welcoming and helpful,” he said.

Mandy Underwood, Executive Director, Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce/Development Authority, and King Rocker, Chairman, Development Authority and City of Millen Mayor, welcomed Roto Polymers to Millen and Jenkins County during their remarks. The Chamber/Development Authority also conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the event after which coolers made from Roto Polymers products were given away and tours of the facility were offered. Refreshments were catered by Honey’s Catering.

The company currently employs two persons at the local facility but expects to employ 20 by the end of 2018, including fork lift operators and truck drivers.

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