WILBUR, WASH. - For Brad Petersen, and his partner Alejandro Ginieis, Tecplast USA Ltd. is a small start in an area where they say there are few companies like it. ``There just don't seem to be that many places doing recycling of plastic around here,'' said Petersen, part-owner of the 3-month-old company. ``We are just getting our feet wet.''
Tecplast grinds and densifies low density polyethylene and extrudes post-consumer pellets in its 4,000-square-foot plant in Wilbur. ``At this point we do about 3,500 pounds per day,'' he said.
The PE comes from a protective packaging application. The firm also is reprocessing PVC water pipe from a regional utility, and hopes to expand into other materials.