Global Recovery LLC will locate a new recycling facility in Harleyville, S.C., where it plans to create 15 new jobs.
The company is investing $590,000 in a 10,000-square-foot former boat-manufacturing facility.
We have a five-year program with the state to add 15 employees, said Kelly Ferguson, recycling coordinator. The company is looking to hire heavy-machinery operators, a sales staff, a general manager and truck drivers.
St. George, S.C.-based Global Recovery specializes in the recycling, reclamation and treatment of industrial waste products and collects waste from more than 100 industrial businesses across the Southeast.
The new facility will allow the company to expand its recycling market to PET bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard, paper and metals.
We are doing everything to keep these materials out of landfills, Ferguson said.
The new plant is easily accessed by major highways and the company has the ability to expand another 25,000 to 35,000 square feet, Ferguson said about the company's decision on Harleyville.
The community is economically depressed because of former layoffs, Ferguson said
The place personifies small-town America and it has good employees.
The company has partnered with Global Environmental Assurance Inc. in St. George, which removes companies' hazardous waste. Global Recovery began collecting empty plastic barrels four years ago. The items are cleaned, shredded, and resold.
The recycling company plans to increase its volume with the new contracts it has acquired.
We are looking to install more grinders and washer and dryer units, Ferguson said.
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