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Pratt Industries opens facility in South Carolina

Pratt Industries, a recycled paper and packaging company, officially opened its new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in June.

The state-of-the-art, $3.5 million facility replaces a smaller recycling plant the company had operated nearby.

“Due to the loyal support of our customers and the growth in this area we outgrew that facility and decided to re-invest in the community by building a plant for the future,” said Myles Cohen, Pratt’s recycling division president. “At 62,000 sq.ft., this new site is more than 6 times larger and offers expanded recycling services.”

The new plant recycles both residential and commercial single streams, including all grades of paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, steel and plastic, as well as other materials. In addition, it can handle all recyclables from industrial and retail businesses.

“It will improve the recycling capability for the entire upstate region, so from an economic standpoint, this expansion benefits the state of South Carolina, area businesses and the communities in the Upstate,” Cohen said.

According to Cohen, the facility’s close proximity to I-85 makes it convenient and cost-effective for those who want to deliver their recyclables directly to the site.

“But we still offer full transportation capabilities within a 100-mile radius including van trailers, roll off services, flat-bed services and front-end loader programs,” he said.

At capacity, the MRF will recycle 10,000 tons of paper per month – the equivalent of more than 2 million trees a year.

Pratt is America’s 5th largest box company with more than 4000 green-collar employees.