CAMDEN, Ind. (WLFI) – Two new facilities are coming to Carroll County and with those will be hundreds of new employment opportunities.
GEP Fuel & Energy Indiana announced its decision to build two facilities in Carroll County. The company said it will construct a recycling center and a diesel refinery, where both facilities will work in conjunction to take recyclable and nonrecyclable waste plastic and change it into renewable fuels.
GEP President Stephen Hogan said the recycling center — Camden Recycling, LLC — which will be located south of Camden near State Road 75, will add more than 150 jobs by 2020 with salary of $43,680-$49,920.
“Carroll County made sense because of its close proximity to consumer plastic,” Hogan stated in a release. “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.”
The diesel refinery — Integrated Green Partners Indiana, LLC — will be located near the recycling center. Integrated Green Partners COO Tony Prehm said the facility will employ 91 people by the end of 2018 and it will cost $200 million to $350 million.
“The project is using groundbreaking technology and environmentally-friendly recycling and manufacturing methods,” Prehm said.
Officials said the combined capital investment for the project is $300 million to $410 million. They said it will create more than 250 new jobs.
Construction is slated to begin on the facilities in early 2017. Officials expect to hold a public groundbreaking in spring 2017.
Besides Indiana, Texas and Pennsylvania were also considered for the project.