TERRE HAUTE, Ind., June 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Verdeco Recycling Midwest today announced a new Indiana recycling manufacturing plant to be located in the Vigo County Industrial Park I, Terre Haute, Indiana. Building modifications are nearly complete with plant start-up anticipated to be June 2016, with full employment by late summer.
Verdeco Recycling is the industry leader in the manufacturing of FDA-approved PET resins using a proprietary “state-of-the-art” processing technology. With this modern manufacturing plant, the company’s national U.S. footprint will widen. Utilizing all new manufacturing extrusion equipment and conveying systems, this is the company’s second U.S. plant, with the first facility in South Gate, California, near Los Angeles, operating since 2012. Additional plants and expansions are planned.
“It has been an exciting process to come to this point,” says Alex Ofer, the President of Verdeco Recycling Midwest. “Our expansion into The Hoosier State represents yet another milestone in the growth of Verdeco Recycling. The Terre Haute plant will allow us to better serve the needs of our existing clients while also bringing new companies to the Verdeco Recycling family of customers.”
The company’s expansion into the central Indiana region is expected to bring over 29 new jobs to the area (can grow with the plant capacity expansion). By locating in Terre Haute, Indiana, the new facility will be in close proximity to the greater Indianapolis region, which is positioned near four U.S. interstates, allowing convenient service to Midwestern markets. The new manufacturing plant and skilled local workforce will enable Verdeco Recycling to further solidify its longstanding reputation of providing product of the highest quality to its customers.
Terre Haute/Vigo County leaders, guided by Steve Witt of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, enabled a seamless integration of Verdeco Recycling Midwest into the Terre Haute area. Likewise, Indiana Economic Development Corporation representatives did a superb job in leading the company through the site selection process. Terre Haute-based Garmong Construction, along with other local contractors are being used for all electrical, mechanical installation and construction services, and have been reliable partners performing to the highest standards.
“Verdeco Recycling is investing substantial capital to bring the plant up to the highest reliability, quality, and cleanliness standards, thus further enhancing our ‘state-of-the-art’ technology,” notes Rick Blakeslee, Verdeco’s project manager. “This endeavor will give the company a U.S. capacity totaling over 100 million pounds annually. By reducing shipping costs and increasing the company’s capacity and reach across the region and U.S., Verdeco Recycling will effectively amplify distribution in a cost-effective, eco-friendly manner.”
More Information: http://www.verdecorecycling.com
Ever since the first Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle was produced, PET consumption has been steadily growing with billions of plastic containers produced annually. Recycled PET, known as RPET, is a viable alternative to virgin PET and can be used in multiple applications. Over the last several years, RPET has been successfully used in food packaging applications. RPET produced by Verdeco Recycling and other manufacturers can be found in beverage bottles and food packages on the shelves of stores and supermarkets all across America.
About Verdeco Recycling Midwest:
Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Verdeco Recycling Midwest is committed to producing high-quality RPET material for use in food packaging and other high-value applications. You can find beverage containers and food packaging made of Verdeco Recycling RPET (up to 100 percent recycled content) on the shelves in Costco, Wal-Mart, Ralphs/Kroger, and other retailers. With production to commence in Q2, 2016, Verdeco Recycling Midwest will have capacity to produce over 60 million pounds annually of FDA-approved, food-grade recycled PET. Combined with Verdeco Recycling’s first plant in South Gate, California, the total capacity of Verdeco Recycling will be over 100 million pounds annually.
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