Little Rock, Arkansas-based Revolution, a recycler of polyethylene film and a manufacturer of film products for the agricultural, industrial and commercial and consumer markets, has announced that it has acquired Indiana-based Jadcore LLC “to expand its closed-loop manufacturing capabilities” and expand in the Midwest market with its environmentally friendly plastic products and services.
According to a news release from Revolution, Jadcore was founded about 40 years ago in Terre Haute, Indiana, by the Doti family with a vertically integrated manufacturing platform focused on recapturing and recycling postindustrial plastic scrap, which it supplies to other manufacturers as an alternative to virgin materials. Jadcore manufactures can liners and specialty bags made from postindustrial recycled resin. The company’s operations include recycling services, proprietary blending and processing as well as blown film products for institutional and retail markets made with postindustrial recycled resin.
“Jadcore has built an exceptional business rooted in sustainable solutions, best-in-class production capabilities, outstanding product quality and world-class customer service. Our shared values create an exciting opportunity for collaboration, and we feel very fortunate to welcome the Jadcore team to our Revolution family,” says Sean Whiteley, Revolution’s CEO. “We look forward to working together, learning from their expertise and helping to contribute to their future growth and success. We are confident this merger will strengthen our combined ability to serve new end markets and deliver closed-loop collections, recycling services and manufacturing solutions rich in recycled content.”
“Our focus has been on providing high-quality recycling solutions to the plastics industry since the day my parents started the business in 1974,” says Rob Doti, president of Jadcore. “As the fourth president of the company, succeeding two brothers and my father, it’s truly been a family affair. With our exceptional team of employees we’re proud to say we have recycled over 2 billion pounds of plastic scrap since our beginning. Our long-term growth strategy has always been to expand into postconsumer recycling, and the opportunity to combine forces with Revolution is an ideal fit. We are excited to expand the capabilities at our Terre Haute operation, provide more opportunities for our team members and remain a vital part of the Terre Haute manufacturing community.”
Revolution reports that it offers blown film products for the agriculture, construction, foodservice and retail sectors. The company recovers and processes customers’ used plastics to create postconsumer recycled resin, which is made into new products such as trash can liners, carryout bags and construction films or sold in resin form to businesses looking to add recycled content to their product supply chain. Revolution was acquired by Arsenal Capital Partners in 2019.