GDB International, a New Jersey-based recycler of paper, plastics, metal and paint, has recently opened a building in South Brunswick, N.J., that is designed to allow the company to boost the volume of recyclables it can handle. The new plant is less than 10 miles from the company’s main facility. (GDB was profiled in the January 2012 issue of Recycling Today.)
Howard Schamach, senior vice president of GDB, says the company will move its plastics recycling operations to the new location while its other facility will handle paper and metals.
“We are looking to grow our business, and we felt opening a new building would give us the space we needed. It also allowed us to split up our operations," Schamach says.
The company has purchased an American Baler two-ram baler and a Hustler Conveyor line for the new facility. Schamach says he expects the equipment to be installed by the end of March 2014.
He says with the recycling industry's changing dynamics, GDB felt expanding in order to grow its plastics recycling business would make the most sense. Additionally, opening a building dedicated to plastics will allow the company to make a better recycled plastic package, Schamach says.