Paper and packaging company Pratt Industries has officially opened its newest material recovery facility (MRF) Columbia, S.C. The MRF has the capacity to process up to 4,000 tons of paper per month.
The plant, which will receive recovered fiber from commercial recycling programs, is the most recent addition to the Georgia-based company's system of recycling facilities. The new facility can process loose source-separated and baled materials. The plant can handle various grades of paper that will be utilized to supply Pratt’s 100 percent recycled mill in Conyers, Ga.
In 2007, Pratt chose to put a facility in West Columbia, S.C. to service the Columbia area. Due to the growth over the years, Pratt has outgrown that location, necessitating moving to a new 40,000-sq.-ft. facility.
The new facility has the ability to accept commercial material that is baled or loose, and a myriad of recovered fiber materials including virtually all grades of paper. Customers can deliver their materials directly to the facility, or Pratt Recycling can offer pick-up services via van trailers, front-end loader services, or roll-off trucks that can handle open-top or compactor containers.
“Pratt and the Columbia market have grown together over the past 10 years and we only see the opportunities increasing over the next 10 years,” Pratt Recycling President Myles Cohen said in a statement. "We are proud to be able to continue our presence through the addition of more green-collar jobs in the great state of South Carolina.”
Pratt Industries employs over 7,000 people, including more than 100 in South Carolina. It operates 68 factories throughout the U.S.