Plastics Recycler Expands Operations

Pennsylvania company will use state funding to move to larger location.

February 25, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that PGA Inc., a processor of recycled plastics, will relocate its operations to a different facility within its home community of White Haven, Pa. The move into a larger building will create 28 jobs, according to a news release announcing the project.

PGA determined it needed to expand its operations and identified a facility in White Haven to accommodate its expansion. The company will invest more than $600,000 in land and building acquisitions and development, building renovations, equipment purchases and employee training.

To assist in the move, the company will receive $56,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development when the 28 new employees are hired. PGA has committed to creating at least 28 new jobs within three years and to retaining its current 13 employees.

The expansion project was coordinated by the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team, which provides site selection assistance, coordinates the involvement of other state agencies as needed, and packages the appropriate economic development funding for the project.

PGA was formed in 2006 as a two-person operation providing brokering services to client companies to capitalize on the growth in plastics recycling. PGA has grown into a full-service sorter, recycler and toll processor of plastics for resale as raw materials to manufacturers.