One of Dallas' oldest locally-based paper recycling companies has moved to a new facility, enabling the family-owned firm to expand into more commodities and enhance its processing capabilities.

Texas Recycling Inc., founded in 1992, now occupies an 180,000-sq.-ft.building that is part of a former Ford Motor assembly plant that built cars and other vehicles from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Texas Recycling Inc. has had three generations of Litmans working on its staff. Joel and Craig, its current owners, joined their father Stan Litman in starting the company. Joel’s daughter Hillary has been with Texas Recycling for five years.

Since the company’s inception, Texas Recycling has collected and sold all grades of paper from pulp subs to corrugated generated by commercial printers, packaging and box plants and other generators.

It branched into handling post-industrial plastic approximately 10 years ago, and more recently began trading non-ferrous metals and some ferrous scrap.

The company has also unveiled its new name. Known as Texas Recycling/Surplus Inc., since its inception, the plant’s moniker has been changed to Texas Recycling Inc.

“With our new home and ramped up growth into metals and plastics, the new name more accurately reflects our focus.” President Joel Litman said in a statement.

Company vice president and CFO Craig Litman added, "As we’ve grown over the years, we realized we would run out of space at our original home, and began the search for a new location three years ago. At times, we were working out of five to six buildings at once. The space at our new plant provides room for expansion, along with flexibility for handling a wider variety of scrap materials.”

Among the features of the new plant are an indoor active rail siding, interior clearance high enough to allow roll-off trucks and compactors inside the plant to be emptied, a multi-station sorting line and a 70-foot truck scale. The company also built a new buy back center for the public to sell corrugated, paper, non-ferrous metals and some ferrous grades at the site.

Action Shred of Texas, a NAID certified document destruction company that is a division of Texas Recycling, Inc., also operates at the new location.

In conjunction with the move, Texas Recycling purchased a Harris Centurion 200 two-ram baler. Two horizontal American Balers at the company’s previous location also were refurbished and installed at the new site, as were an Ameri-Shred 750 HP shredder and a REI 125 HP heavy-duty shredder. A REI 72x72 roll shear also is on the premises.

RRT Design & Construction from Melville, New York, assisted Texas Recycling with its relocation.