Strategic Materials, Inc. Opens Processing Facility in Wisconsin

 Strategic Materials, Inc. has announced the expansion of its North American manufacturing footprint by opening a glass processing plant in Delavan, Wis. According to Strategic Materials, the facility was built in response to the state’s need to increase glass recycling. The 125,000-square foot facility sits on 15 acres, and will replace the company’s East Troy, Wis. facility.

The city of Delevan was chosen by the company in partnership with state recycling organizations including AROW (Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin), SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America Badger Chapter), and WCSWARA (Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Manager Association), as a centralized location to help defray material recovery facility (MRF) logistic costs in transporting glass from the state’s most densely populated cities, the company reported.

Recycled glass or cullet is used primarily for container glass and fiberglass manufacturing, resulting in up to thirty percent energy savings, and reduction in CO2 emissions.

“Our new facility was built to better serve not only our customers, but also our suppliers. We’ve nearly doubled our capacity, and are able meet end-market demand — with a higher quality product,” said Denis Suggs, Strategic Materials president and chief executive officer. “We applaud the state of Wisconsin for their progressive stance on glass recycling, and willingness to collaborate with us to benefit the state, the environment, and the local economy. We hope other states will follow their lead.”