$300M project, hundreds of jobs coming to Carroll County

This graphic image depicts the future layout of the sites of the recycling center and the diesel refinery in Camden, Indiana. (Graphic Image Provided/GEP Fuel & Energy, LLC)
This graphic image depicts the future layout of the sites of the recycling center and the diesel refinery in Camden, Indiana. (Graphic Image Provided/GEP Fuel & Energy, LLC)

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.

This graphic image depicts the future layout of the sites of the recycling center and the diesel refinery in Camden, Indiana. (Graphic Image Provided/GEP Fuel & Energy, LLC)
This graphic image depicts the future layout of the sites of the recycling center and the diesel refinery in Camden, Indiana. (Graphic Image Provided/GEP Fuel & Energy, LLC)

“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.