Nulife Glass to Open CRT Recycling Plant in Buffalo Area

Company plans on investing $3.7 million to open facility in Western New York.

July 9, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Nulife Glass, a Manchester, U.K., company, has announced plans to invest around $3.7 million to build its first U.S. CRT recycling facility in Chautauqua County, N.Y. The plant is expected to be capable of processing up to 100 million pounds of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass per year.

The project will include the renovation of a 50,000-square-foot facility in Sheridan, N.Y. The renovation is expected to be complete within the next 12 months.

“We are very pleased to locate our first North American expansion in New York State, the Buffalo Niagara region, and specifically Chautauqua County and the Town of Sheridan,” says Simon Greer, owner of Nulife. “The welcoming business environment that Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) introduced us to and the reception we received from our state, regional and local partners was tremendous. Everybody we talked to did what they said they were going to do and now here we are,” Greer adds.

BNE’s announcement of Nulife expanding to the region followed the company’s formal launch last week to the U.S. recycling industry at the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Development Summit where this year’s spotlight was on e-scrap. Greer made Nulife’s formal announcement in a major address to the conference.

BNE provided assistance with site selection, access to incentives and service providers, and help in navigating state regulatory agencies in successfully attracting Nulife, whose search for a North American location included Canada and the western United States. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and the county’s Department of Economic Development also played important roles in site selection and assisting the company with the permitting process for their new facility.

“This is the type of innovative technology and creative application of advanced manufacturing that I believe will strengthen our regional economy in the years ahead,” says Buffalo Niagara Enterprise President and CEO Thomas Kucharski.

“Successfully attracting this project to Chautauqua County sends a strong message to entrepreneurs like Nulife around the globe that New York State can successfully compete for your business and that upstate communities across the Buffalo Niagara region want to be home to your manufacturing facilities.”

Nulife has already started to accept glass at the site where they will have the capacity to receive up to 100 million pounds of CRT glass. They are completing the renovation and equipping of their new facility and anticipate being fully operational within the next 12 months.