Houchens Industries subsidiary Southern Recycling has broken ground on its new processing facility in Bowling Green, South Central Kentucky region, US.
The plant will feature latest scrap processing equipment to facilitate the recycling of paper, plastic and scrap metal for the region.
Southern Recycling is the main recycling service provider for both the regions. It serves over 50,000 customers across South Central Kentucky.
Employing 117 people across five, full-service, processing facilities, Southern Recycling in engaged n recycling products such as paper and plastic to all grades of scrap metal including iron, steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloys.
Though its facilities, the firm currently process and ships over 25,000 tons per month of metal scrap and recyclables.
Southern Recycling president John Fellonneau said: “This is going to be a state-of-the-art recycling center.
“This will enable the company to grow substantially in the coming years and better serve our community.”
In addition to increasing service capacity for South Central Kentucky region, the new processing plant will allow for operations and efficiency improvement for the firm and much needed growth.
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ron Bunch said: “We are proud to support Southern Recycling and Houchens Industries in celebration of this important project for South Central Kentucky.
“Our community has experienced unprecedented growth, which is made possible because of the valuable business and consumer services provided by companies like Southern Recycling and Houchens Industries, who recently celebrated 100 years in business.”
Southern Recycling recycles non ferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, lead, and stainless steel as well as ferrous metals including steels, irons.
In addition recycling precious metals, the firm recycles mixed metals, shreddables and unacceptable materials. It also processes corrugated, paper, and plastics.