Recycling Management Resources (RMR), a Duluth, Georgia-based recycling company celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, has acquired the assets of National Paper Recycling (NPR), based in Camden, New Jersey. With the acquisition, RMR has added three facilities in: Camden; Wilmington, Delaware; and Richmond, Virginia. RMR now has eight facilities, processes around 450,000 tons of recyclables per year and employs more than 230 people.
After the acquisition, completed Jan. 1, 2018, RMR will relocate its existing Philadelphia facility to the newly acquired plant in Camden and close its Philadelphia plant.
Privately owned RMR operates facilities primarily on the East Coast. The company specializes in commercially generated fiber. Reece Whitley, RMR’s president and managing partner, says the company’s growth can be attributed to a “boutique” approach the company takes with handling material.
While larger MRFs may handle 10 grades of fiber, RMR is able to handle around 60 different types of recyclables. To help process the diverse range of materials, the company’s plants are equipped with roll cutters, shredders and balers, which allow RMR to provide a wide range of services to its customers, according to Whitley.
Whitely says the acquisition has allowed RMR to fill in some of the geographic gaps the company has on the East Coast.
In addition to the newly acquired plants, RMR has plant locations in Atlanta; Raleigh and High Point, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; and Barton, Alabama.