×

Top Stories

Title Issue Date Category Formats Records Price
Greenleaf uses structured approaches to meet team, business goals
View Description View Full Details
According to CEO Lawrence Segrest, No. 11 Greenleaf Industries Inc. was built around the four disciplines of execution, also known as 4DX, which is a methodological way to approach goals and make...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
India's Jain buys two California irrigation firms
View Description View Full Details
The U.S. subsidiary of Jain Irrigation System Ltd. (JISL), which is headquartered in Jalgoan, India, has agreed to acquire a stake of two micro-irrigation dealers in California that are merging...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
Most commodity resins move up in March
View Description View Full Details
North American commodity resins continued their early-year price surge in March, with regional prices for polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and PVC all increasing. The 3-cent PE price hike...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
'You're never left out on a limb' at KraussMaffei
View Description View Full Details
KraussMaffei Corp., which debuts at No. 9 on the Best Places to Work list for 2017, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Since its founding in 1966, the U.S. subsidiary of KraussMaffei Group ...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
Team-bonding activities build strength of Techmer group
View Description View Full Details
Every other year, around 100 Techmer PM LLC employees gather for the weeklong national meeting to gauge the state of the company and partake in team-building and communication exercises. During...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
Why employees stay at the Best Places to Work
View Description View Full Details
If you want to make your company a great place to work, how about starting by developing a corporate culture and listening to employees? If you really want to go the extra mile, how about picking...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
CMD seeks growth from innovative team, technology
View Description View Full Details
CMD Corp., making its third appearance on the Best Places to Work list, seeks to emphasize innovation — not just in its technology, but also in its 150-plus employees. "We believe that...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
CarbonLite buys thermoformer PinnPack
View Description View Full Details
PET recycler CarbonLite Holdings LLC has made a downstream investment by acquiring thermoformer PinnPack Packaging for an undisclosed price. The deal was announced April 20 by FocalPoint Partners, ...
View Full Details »
04-21-2017
PCI utilizes personality profile for hiring perfect fit
View Description View Full Details
At Plastic Components Inc., its current cohesive team was developed through implementation of a hiring and management software called Culture Index. The software makes hiring, motivating and...
View Full Details »
04-20-2017
'Procompers' live by work hard, play hard philosophy
View Description View Full Details
At Progressive Components Inc., ranked No. 2 and based in Wauconda, Ill., the average tenure of current employees is nine years. And 42 percent of "Procompers," the term co-owner and Chairman Don...
View Full Details »
04-20-2017
Sponsored by

Rapidly growing Green Processing adding machines, capacity

Mike Verespej

Published: September 20, 2012 6:00 am ET
Updated: April 13, 2017 10:02 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability Packaging Recycling
Companies & Associations

WINDSOR, ONTARIO (Sept. 20, 2:55 p.m. ET) — Green Processing Co. Inc. has expanded its recycling capacity and added equipment at its two plants in Windsor.

“We have added three more grinding lines, including one brand-new Vecoplan shredder” in the last six months, said sales and marketing executive Jeremy Berger, one of three founders of the industrial recycler and refurbisher of shipping containers and totes.

Berger said total production at the 4-year-old company — which has plants in Parkman, Ohio, and Laredo, Texas — has also doubled in the same six-month period. “The additional equipment will allow for future significant growth,” he said.

The plants in Parkman and Laredo are operated under separate names — Midwest Industrial Recycling LLC and Southwest Industrial Recycling LLC.

In 2012, Green Processing expects that it will recycle more than 20 million pounds of plastic and refurbish more than 100,000 shipping containers for customers. That compares with 2011, when it recycled 10 million pounds of plastics and refurbished an estimated 35,000 containers.

“We have experienced 100 percent-plus growth, year-over-year, since our inception,” said Berger. “Our group is committed to future growth and has invested significantly this past year,” including $1 million in the past 12 months.

Most of what Green Processing recycles comes from automotive plants and distribution centers. About half of that is injection molded plastics, sheet and purge, and the other half is obsolete automotive-related dunnage such as bins, totes, and trays.

In addition, the company recycles and refurbishes containers — mainly structural foam molded, collapsible containers and totes made of high density polyethylene. But it also recycles and refurbishes polypropylene pallets, high-molecular-weight PE trays, and metal containers.

The Windsor-based company will receive the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council’s Supplier of the Year award Sept. 27 in Toronto because of its track record of innovation, sales growth, export growth and expansion.

Green Processing and its corporate umbrella company, Green Recycling Group Inc., employ about 65 people, including 45 in Windsor, and operates eight grinders and shredders. Berger said each of the eight recycling lines has a nameplate production capacity of 2,000-4,500 pounds per hour.


Comments

Rapidly growing Green Processing adding machines, capacity

Mike Verespej

Published: September 20, 2012 6:00 am ET
Updated: April 13, 2017 10:02 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

CarbonLite buys thermoformer PinnPack

April 21, 2017 10:30 am ET

PET recycler CarbonLite Holdings LLC has made a downstream investment by acquiring thermoformer PinnPack Packaging for an undisclosed price.    More

Image

India's Jain buys two California irrigation firms

April 21, 2017 8:58 am ET

The subsidiary of an India-based company makes strategic investment in California    More

Image

BMW supporting electric vehicle charging stations at US parks

April 20, 2017 2:23 pm ET

BMW North America has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to improve electric-vehicle accessibility in national parks by promising to...    More

Image

US-Dutch companies to develop nanocellulose-reinforced thermoplastic compounds

April 20, 2017 6:50 am ET

U.S. biotechnology company American Process Inc. (API) and the Dutch companies Will & Co BV and PRG BV have signed an agreement to develop and supply ...    More

Image

Target takes aim at packaging changes

April 19, 2017 12:07 pm ET

Target Corp. is pushing for packaging changes with the company's store brands that will have an impact on plastics.    More