PureCycle Technologies Inc. recently celebrated one year as a public company, and it's just getting started. When it went public in March 2021, it had around 40 employees. Today, there are about 150, and the company hopes to have more than 200 this year.
When speaking with Dan Holloway, vice president of human resources and administration, and Adrianna Sekula, chief of staff and director of public affairs, one word kept coming up: "excited."
"What everyone will tell you that comes to work at PureCycle," Sekula said, "is that they are excited every day about what we're doing in terms of sustainability."
Developed by Procter & Gamble Co., PureCycle's technology takes plastic waste and transforms it into contaminant-, odor- and color-free ultrapure recycled plastic.
The culture is described as one of inclusivity, with equal respect given to everyone regardless of job title. "We built our core values and our mission and vision based on the input from all of our team members," Holloway said.
Activities to relieve workday stress include participation in Pure Plant Day with local county officials, celebrations for significant occasions, team fitness events such as 5Ks, and community service work and donations. A lot of incentives and programs are still being developed, Holloway said: "We really have only scratched the surface."
"We're not coming into something that's preexisting and adding on to it. Every single person is building this organization, and you feel it in the work that you do. You can hear that from the plant operators in Ironton, Ohio. You can hear that from our team member who does our graphic design," Sekula said. "We are shaping what this company is going to look like in the future. … Everyone's ideas are welcome. Everyone's excited to share what they have to say."