A plant that recycles plastics for use in bottles, carpet, drainpipes and other products has opened in Dundalk and expects to employ 60 people on three shifts when it reaches full capacity in January.
The joint venture between St. Louis-based QRS Recycling and Canusa-Hershman Recycling buys plastics from facilities that sort and process curbside recyclable materials. It sells some of the processed plastic to manufacturers across the United States.
QRS of Maryland is leasing 140,000 square feet in three adjacent buildings on Fischer Road in an industrial area of Baltimore County, a $15 million investment including equipment. QRS will operate the plant, while Canusa-Hershman buys materials to be processed there.