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Fire destroys Tennessee recycling plant

By: Mike Verespej

November 27, 2012

RIPLEY, TENN. (Nov. 27, 1 p.m. ET) — A fire has destroyed the Allied Reprocessing LLC plastics recycling plant in Ripley, Tenn., some 50 miles north of Memphis.

No employees were in the plant when the fire began around 5 am Nov. 27 and there were no reported injuries, said a representative for the mayor’s office.

The 5-year-old company employed about 20 people, regrinding industrial plastics that it sold to automotive suppliers who make trim parts that have recycled content, said the city representative.