(Ripley, TN) A plastic recycling plant has bounced back from a destructive fire last November.
Allied Reprocessing reopened its doors this month.
The new 100,000-square-foot facility has state-of-the-art equipment, allowing the company to now double its workload.
“We now have the capability to recycle 25 million pounds per year, whereas before we could only sustain approximately ten million pounds per year,” Will Douglas, the owner and operator, said.
Seven employees have been rehired so far, and Allied says it plans to hire 30 to 50 more in the coming year.
“I knew the day of the fire we would re-build,” Douglas said. “After some long days of planning and lots of hard work, we are almost there.”
Douglas has already invested $2 million in equipment and infrastructure and says he plans to invest another $2 million over the next year.
He expects Allied to be back at full-operation by the end of this calendar year.