NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Allied Reprocessing officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Ripley, Tenn. The family-owned business will continue growing in the 100,000 square foot building they moved into in 2012 located at 140 Milton Ave. Allied Reprocessing is investing $1.1 million and creating 31 new jobs in Lauderdale County.
“A keystone of Governor Haslam’s Jobs4TN strategy is investing in incumbent businesses,” Hagerty said. “Located in the heart of the nation’s distribution center, Allied Reprocessing can take advantage of our state’s exemplary logistical infrastructure, providing services through the Southeast. I am pleased Allied Reprocessing is reinvesting in Tennessee and creating valuable new jobs for the community.”
Allied Reprocessing started as a plastics recycling company in 2009 and specializes in separating chrome-plated polymer parts and reprocessing them into reusable pellet materials for automotive suppliers. They are also experienced in removing, pulverizing, separating and re-pelletizing industrial plastics, eliminating landfill waste.
As Allied Reprocessing continues to acquire new business, this expansion allows them to add new lines to process agricultural plastic waste, such as cotton bale wrap, and separate mixed plastics. The company will also be able to purchase new equipment that will allow them to process agricultural film and sort various plastics by color.
The company has already hired a few positions and plans to begin hiring the next round of employees in approximately 90 days. People interested in applying can either visit the company in person or apply through the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board.
Janet Orgain: Allied Reprocessing
Honorable Rod Schuh: Lauderdale County Mayor
Duane Lavery: HTL Advantage
About Allied Reprocessing
Allied Reprocessing was founded in 2009 and is located in the heart of the nation’s 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. For more information about Allied Reprocessing, visit http://www.alliedreprocessing.com or email Will Douglas at [email protected].
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named “2013 State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.