AERT commences construction on plastic recycling facility in Oklahoma

Construction commences at AERT's plastic recycling facility in Watts, Oklahoma.

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT), a plastics recycler and manufacturer of green composite building products, announced that construction has begun on its 70,000 square foot plastic recycling facility on a 60-acre site near Watts, Oklahoma.

Crossland Construction has started the initial dirt and runoff retention work on the site, which will be followed by construction of new buildings and infrastructure. The new state-of-the-art polyethylene film and packaging waste recycling facility is being built next to an existing hog feed facility that is being converted for use in the project.

A 70,000 square foot building is scheduled to be delivered by the manufacturer, Metco Supply, in October.

“The plant will wash, clean, and separate polyethylene materials such as polyethylene food packaging and wrapping films and will utilize AERT recycling technology to provide us with consistently lower cost raw material. As this plant helps us to contain our costs by sourcing our own raw material, the pricing power we gain will benefit consumers and the expense reduction will benefit our stockholders,” stated AERT President, Tim Morrison. “Upon successful completion of the Watts construction project, AERT will further demonstrate that sustainability and affordability are the hallmark of the AERT difference.”

The company will be working with the Birkhill Group and the AGORACOM on-line community to keep investors updated on the progress of construction. AERT expects that this facility will be in initial operation by the end of Q1 2009.