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Two new recycling facilities to bring over 250 new jobs to Carroll County by 2020

Posted at 11:16 PM, Nov 30, 2016

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. -- Two new recycling facilities will be coming to Carroll County and with them, nearly 250 new jobs.

State and local officials announced their decision to build two GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana facilities in the county.

The company will refine recyclable and non-recyclable waste plastic into renewable fuels by developing a recycling center and constructing plastics to renewable diesel facility.

The recycling center will add 155-165 new jobs by 2020.

GEP Fuel and Energy Indiana President Stephen Hogan said the decision to build their recycling center in Carroll County was three-pronged.

“Carroll County made sense because of its close proximity to consumer plastic. There was also a logistics advantage in locating the project on a railroad operated by U.S. Rail Corporation. Thirdly, state and local officials offered strong support,” explained Hogan.  

The diesel refinery will employ an additional 91 people by the end of 2018.

The two facilities will cost between $300-$410 million to build and provide up to 256 new jobs in the area.

About GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana, LLC: Founded in 2014, the company is dedicated to converting waste plastic materials into commercially viable products, utilizing environmentally-friendly recycling and manufacturing methods. GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana is committed to maintaining a friendly, fair and creative work environment for its employees, which respects diversity, new ideas and hard work. 

About Carroll County Economic Development Corp. A nonprofit corporation, the Carroll County Economic Development Corp. is a proactive leader in a unified pursuit to provide a dynamic and prosperous economy for citizens and employers of Carroll County. Its offices are in the new shovel-ready Hoosier Heartland Industrial Park, 241 N. Heartland Dr., Delphi, Ind.