Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 29, 2013

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GP Harmon Buys Plastics Recycling Firm

GP Harmon Recycling has purchased The Highlands Group Inc.’s plastics recycling facility in Elizabethton, Tenn., for an undisclosed amount.

The Jericho, N.Y.-based subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific said in a news release the acquisition expands GP Harmon’s recycling technologies and service offerings.

The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Highlands Group’s plastics facility specializes in separating polymers from mixed material streams to create high-grade plastic raw materials for use in a range of commercial purposes.

The move also helps GP Harmon expand its plastics recycling business, said Marc Forman, president of the company. GP Harmon expanded from paper recycling in 2007 to include materials such as plastics and metal.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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