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By MARIAN GALBRAITH
Ravago Manufacturing Americas, LLC, has recently purchased a 16-acre lot behind its current facility in the Coffee County Interstate Industrial Park for future expansion.
According to industrial board executive director Ted Hackney, the company will more than likely be purchasing new equipment later this fall as well as adding a few jobs.
“I wouldn’t expect a large number of jobs, but probably a few,” Hackney said.
As of late last year, Ravago reported 130 employees at its local facility and also has facilities in Ohio, Michigan and Texas.
According to the company website, its recycling facility near Houston uses state-of-the-art technology to clean and decontaminate thermoplastic waste, which the company later extrudes into pellets for injection molding.
Hackney said since the lot in question is triangular and located behind the existing Ravago facility with limited access from behind, it did not make sense to cut the property up into smaller portions to sell to anyone else.
“They’ve expanded before, and this lot will benefit them a lot more than it would benefit anyone else,” Hackney said.