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Rapidly growing Green Processing adding machines, capacity

Mike Verespej

Published: September 20, 2012 6:00 am ET
Updated: April 13, 2017 10:02 am ET

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WINDSOR, ONTARIO (Sept. 20, 2:55 p.m. ET) — Green Processing Co. Inc. has expanded its recycling capacity and added equipment at its two plants in Windsor.

“We have added three more grinding lines, including one brand-new Vecoplan shredder” in the last six months, said sales and marketing executive Jeremy Berger, one of three founders of the industrial recycler and refurbisher of shipping containers and totes.

Berger said total production at the 4-year-old company — which has plants in Parkman, Ohio, and Laredo, Texas — has also doubled in the same six-month period. “The additional equipment will allow for future significant growth,” he said.

The plants in Parkman and Laredo are operated under separate names — Midwest Industrial Recycling LLC and Southwest Industrial Recycling LLC.

In 2012, Green Processing expects that it will recycle more than 20 million pounds of plastic and refurbish more than 100,000 shipping containers for customers. That compares with 2011, when it recycled 10 million pounds of plastics and refurbished an estimated 35,000 containers.

“We have experienced 100 percent-plus growth, year-over-year, since our inception,” said Berger. “Our group is committed to future growth and has invested significantly this past year,” including $1 million in the past 12 months.

Most of what Green Processing recycles comes from automotive plants and distribution centers. About half of that is injection molded plastics, sheet and purge, and the other half is obsolete automotive-related dunnage such as bins, totes, and trays.

In addition, the company recycles and refurbishes containers — mainly structural foam molded, collapsible containers and totes made of high density polyethylene. But it also recycles and refurbishes polypropylene pallets, high-molecular-weight PE trays, and metal containers.

The Windsor-based company will receive the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council’s Supplier of the Year award Sept. 27 in Toronto because of its track record of innovation, sales growth, export growth and expansion.

Green Processing and its corporate umbrella company, Green Recycling Group Inc., employ about 65 people, including 45 in Windsor, and operates eight grinders and shredders. Berger said each of the eight recycling lines has a nameplate production capacity of 2,000-4,500 pounds per hour.


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