Encore Container Relocates Headquarters

Company expects to spend $4 million to relocate its operations to Greenville, S.C.

June 14, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Plastics

Encore Container, a manufacturer and reconditioner of industrial containers, has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters, manufacturing and recycling facility to Greenville, S.C. The company says it expects to invest $3.9 million and create 89 jobs in the next three years as part of the relocation project.

“Encore Container is focused on providing our industrial customer base with quality plastic drums and intermediate bulk container (IBC) totes, along with the most dependable service in the industry,” says CEO Chad Odom. “We pride ourselves on providing the fastest service in the industry, reducing our customers’ environmental liability and inventories while improving their cash flows.” He adds, “We are pleased to locate our corporate headquarters, manufacturing and reconditioning operations here in Greenville County.”

Encore Container’s services include national trip leasing, pickup service for plastic drums and IBC totes (including 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon totes) and tote cleaning, reconditioning and recycling. The company recycles plastic fallout from its reconditioning process to make new drums and recycles steel fallout through arrangements with steel recycling companies. 

“Encore Container is a fine example of an entrepreneurial company that is using advanced technology, performance-based processes and local talent to grow and succeed here in the Upstate,” says Chris Riley, chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corp. “The company is a great reflection of the opportunities to be found here in Greenville County.”

Encore Container’s Odom says, “Encore’s management team has worked successfully together in this industry before. We understand our customers’ requirements, we know the equipment to purchase and the space and water/sewer requirements to be successful and we found Greenville County to be accommodating and focused on meeting our needs for success. We considered other locations in Georgia and North Carolina, but we have operated other businesses in Greenville and South Carolina previously and we feel the community is open-armed, the quality of life outstanding and the economic environment very appealing. We’re happy to be in Greenville.”