The founder of Fort Myers, Fla.-based rotational molder Eco-Pure has retired and sold its assets to a former executive, who has renamed the firm Planet Care Inc. and is moving it to Pulaski, Va.
Leonard Moore, former vice president of sales and marketing for Eco-Pure, and business partner Jeff Hasson purchased the assets. The equipment includes a 2003 STP machine with a 180-inch swing arm. The firm will continue to use the machine to make high density polyethylene septic tanks and filters for a wastewater treatment system using sphagnum moss.
Planet Care's tanks are up to 10 feet in length. With the downturn in the economy and residential construction, business was shifting further north, Moore said in an Oct. 2 telephone interview. Planet Care said moving production to Virginia will reduce costs and put the company closer to customers.
Planet Care is now installing the machinery in Pulaski and expects to launch production again by the end of this month, starting with five employees. Moore said that figure will double to 10 within a year.
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