NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara Resin and Recycling Inc. will use an allocation of low-cost hydropower to expand its Niagara Falls recycling plant. Niagara Industrial Ware-house Inc., the recycler's parent, signed a 13-year contract with the New York Power Authority. NIW can ``use 600 kilowatts of power 24 hours a day, seven days a week if it needs to,'' said Charlie Fisher, Power Authority spokesman.
NIW owns the building in which Niagara Resin is located and will operate it. The plant will acquire a slitter, an em-bosser and a grinder to recycle polyethylene and polypropylene. In addition to spending $300,000 for renovations, re-pairs and equipment, NIW has committed to adding 10 positions while preserving the 60 current jobs. Len Bevilacqua, NIW spokesman, said the amount of plastic recycled will grow during the next year. Although he couldn't estimate how much will be recycled, he said the plant recycled more than 10 million pounds in the past two years.