Multi-material recycling company Padnos expects to create up to 50 jobs through an expansion in Wyoming, Mich., focusing on plastics.
The firm, according to the state of Michigan, "is increasing its capabilities into recycling ocean-bound plastics and plans to expand at its facility in the city of Wyoming, where it will add new loading docks, a laboratory and a maintenance garage. It will also invest in electrical and infrastructure upgrades."
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $6.6 million, according to a news release.
Padnos is receiving a $250,000 grant from the Michigan Business Development Program to help fund the work. It also considered a site in Indiana before deciding on Wyoming, the state said.
"We are seeing an increase in demand for recycled material and we are committed to working with our partners to get these materials back into new products and keeping them out of our landfills and oceans." CEO Jonathan Padnos said in a statement.
Padnos, with a couple dozen locations located in Michigan, recycles metals, paper, plastics and electronics. The company is officially known as Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Co. and is based in Holland, Mich., not far from the planned expansion in Wyoming.