Arrotin Plastic Materials Inc. recently signed a purchase agreement to buy a 130,000-square-foot building and plans to move its recycling operations to Fort Wayne from nearby New Haven, Ind., according to President Bobby Martin.
The firm is a global buyer, supplier and reprocessor of plastics, both post-consumer and scrap materials. It has operations in New Haven and San Bernardino, Calif., and is owned by Martin and Alex Arroyo, its vice president.
The Fort Wayne plant and adjoining land will give Arrotin “the room to venture into other areas of the plastic industry” and boost its workforce, Martin said in a news release.
The New Haven operation began with three employees in a 30,000-square-foot leased facility. It now employs 25 and operates out of 120,000 square feet.
The new facility is on 17 acres, providing room to grow. It could be up and running by October or November, Martin said. He did not disclose further details.
The Fort Wayne City Council is taking steps to help Arrotin with a seven-year tax abatement. The plan will face a public hearing and final vote this month and could mean as many as 25 new jobs at Arrotin, which would double the firm's Indiana workforce.