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Waste-to-Energy Firm JBI Closing Recycling UnitWaste-to-Energy Firm JBI Closing Recycling Unit

Allan Gerlat

August 29, 2013

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Waste-to-Energy Firm JBI Closing Recycling Unit

Waste-to-energy company JBI Inc. is closing its recycling facility in Thorold, Ontario.

The Niagara Falls, N.Y.-based company, which recycles waste plastic into liquid fuel, said the Thorold facility will close in the next few weeks and eight employees will lose their jobs. JBI decided to forego having a two-stage plastic delivery process in favor of using processor-ready plastics delivered directly to its fuel-processing site in Niagara Falls, according to a news release.

JBI is attempting to reduce costs to improve cash flow. It projects annualized savings from the action of about $800,000.

“These cuts were an important strategic move for us,” said Richard Heddle, JBI CEO. “We continue with the vision of procuring non-recycled streams of plastic that we can divert from landfill.”

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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