Green Fence Recycling Corp., a startup recycling firm, is establishing operations in Marion County, according to a news release issued by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The company is investing $2.5 million in the facility and creating 40 new jobs in Mullins, South Carolina, over the next five years.
Established in 2014, Green Fence Recycling offers sorting, shredding and cleaning services for plastics recycling industry. As the company’s headquarters, the Marion County facility will serve the U.S. and China markets, focusing on the processing of mixed rigid plastics and polypropylene (PP), as well as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fines washing.
The 65,000-square-foot facility in Mullins is expected to be fully operational in February 2016, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Once hiring begins, interested applicants who want to join the Green Fence Recycling team may visit the SC Works website, https://jobs.scworks.org/vosnet/Default.aspx, to apply.
Green Fence Recycling General Manager John Parker says, “Green Fence Recycling is looking toward the future in Marion County and thankful for the assistance that the county and the state of South Carolina have provided. We recognize that our success depends on our employees, and we are confident we made the right decision in moving to Marion County.”
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says, “Team South Carolina’s approach to training an elite workforce and building a business-friendly environment continues to pay off with a growing, diverse economy that is providing opportunities for South Carolinians in every part of our state. We’re excited to welcome Green Fence Recycling to the South Carolina family and to see the impact that these 40 jobs will have in Marion County.”
The state’s Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt adds, “South Carolina is home to more than 500 recycling companies, and today we are delighted that Green Fence Recycling has decided to join that roster. I applaud the company for deciding to establish its first facility in the Palmetto State and look forward to watching them become a prosperous member of one of our rural communities.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits and a $100,000 grant to Marion County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.