Nulife Glass will establish a $5.9 million electronic waste glass recycling operation in Bristol, Va.
The Manchester, England-based Nulife provides a recycling service for all types of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass. The new operation will create 46 jobs, according to a news release from the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Nulife collects and separates the CRT televisions and computer monitors. The company opened its first North American facility in 2013 near Buffalo, N.Y., which can process more than 200 million pounds of CRT glass annually in furnaces that can melt the equivalent of 10 tons of TVs daily.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the city of Bristol, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Virginia’s aCorridor to secure the project for Virginia. Gov. McAuliffe approved a $110,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Bristol with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $190,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the operation. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities.