RIPLEY, Tenn. – Commercial plastics recycling company Allied Reprocessing hosted an open house last Thurs., March 6, at their new location on 140 Milton Ave. after their building was destroyed by a fire in November 2012.
Owned and operated by Ripley-native Will Douglas, Allied Reprocessing has resumed operation in a 100,000-square-foot production facility with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, doubling both recycling efficiency and capability. ³We now have the capability to recycle 25 million pounds per year, whereas before we could only sustain tenmillion pounds per year,² Douglas said.
The new plant specializes in recycling chrome-plated plastics and will continue to manage waste for businesses all over the mid south. During expansion, the company has added new lines to process lightweight materials such as foam and film. Douglas says he also plans to purchase new equipment that will allow them to process plastics by color and polymer. While Allied Reprocessing has currently hired back sixteen employees, Douglas says he hopes to employ 20 to 40 more in the coming year.
³I knew the day of the fire we would re-build,² Douglas said. ³After some long days of planning and lots of hard work, we are growing and open to business.² With two million dollars already invested in equipment and infrastructure, Douglas says he plans to invest anothermillion over the next year.
ABOUT ALLIED REPROCESSING
Allied Reprocessing was founded in 2009 and is located in the heart of the nation¹s distribution center in Ripley, Tenn., 40 miles from Memphis. Partnering with businesses all over the mid-south, Allied Reprocessing shreds, granulates and re-pelletizes commercial plastic waste.
While Allied Reprocessing has the capability to recycle virtually any polymer, they are one of few who specialize in recycling chrome-plated plastics by separating the metallic surface and plastic base, then re-pelletizing for reuse.