NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (June 12, 2:45 p.m. ET) — Plastics recycling equipment supplier Herbold Meckesheim USA has tripled its space by moving to a new Rhode Island headquarters building.
Herbold is moving from a 5,000-square-foot facility in Smithfield, R.I, to a 15,000-square-foot building in North Smithfield, just a few miles away.
“The new headquarters is better as well as bigger,” President David Lefrancois said in a news release. “After 16 years in the old place, we had quite a wish list of features we wanted in the new facility, and we made sure to build in every one of them. Our work flow, quality control and inventory management will all benefit.”
Lefrancois said Herbold Meckesheim USA will add a showroom and will have more space to stock machines and parts. The machinery is built by parent company Herbold Meckesheim GmbH in Meckesheim, Germany.
Herbold Meckesheim USA supplies granulators, de-balers, separation tanks, friction washers, hydrocyclones, dryers, compactors and what officials claim is the first wraparound label remover for the recycling of post-consumer PET bottles. The business employs six people.
Lefrancois said Herbold Meckesheim has sold equipment in the U.S. for about 30 years.
“Herbold was quick to recognize the growing popularity of recycling as part of the movement toward environmental responsibility — the willingness of consumers to recycle and the growing demand for recycled content in manufactured products,” he said.