FAIRLAWN, OHIO — Horizon Plastics Inc., a manufacturers' representative firm in Fairlawn, has expanded into the recycled-plastic business.
Horizon now buys and sells scrap plastic and molded parts. Tim Fisher, a partner in the firm, said Horizon initially is focusing on buying materials from processors in northeast Ohio through long-term contracts. Horizon picks up the material and deposits it at leased storage space in Akron.
Partner Russ Sharnsky said Horizon has bought and sold materials to some of the same processors.
``These large corporations are glad to have one company take all their scrap,'' Sharnsky said.
Sharnsky and Fisher expect to sell about 5,000-10,000 pounds of recycled materials a year. Customers include compounders, injection molders and extruders.
Horizon will continue as a manufacturers' representive. Current clients include GI Plastek, a custom injection molder based in Elyria, Ohio, and Multibase Inc., a Copley, Ohio, compounder.
Sharnsky is a former Multibase sales manager. Sharnsky and Fisher both worked at GI Plastek and Cleveland compounder Ferro Corp. Horizon hired Jerry Robinson, former plant manager at Multibase, to head its recycled-plastic business.