Alpha Recycling, a recycler of catalytic converters and other scrap metals, will locate a new processing center in Stroudsburg Borough, Pennsylvania. The $4 million project is expected to create 30 new, full-time jobs in Monroe County.
The site, owned by Re-Earth of Stroudsburg, Inc., has three 4,000-square-foot buildings. The project includes the construction of a 20,000-square-foot addition to one of the three existing structures, along with renovations to all three buildings. The expansion will allow the company to keep up with market demands and serve additional areas as it continues to grow.
“We are grateful to Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team and the hard work of the Monroe County officials who helped in making our expansion a welcoming one. In return, the county has our full commitment in seeing through that the residents have not only good job opportunities but long-term careers. It is our goal to continue expanding so that more opportunities are created above those to which we are already committed,” said a company representative of Alpha Recycling, Inc.
Alpha Recycling received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the project. The proposal includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $60,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The funding will help the company purchase necessary equipment and make site development improvements.
“The expansion of Alpha Recycling in Stroudsburg presents a welcome opportunity for eastern Pennsylvania and will bring much-needed family-sustaining jobs in a growing industry to Monroe County,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project will further cement our commonwealth’s reputation as a great place to do business and will provide Alpha Recycling with access to all the resources it needs to continue growing.”
New York-based Alpha Recycling, along with strategic partner Global Refining Group, are one of North America’s largest processors of catalytic converters. Alpha’s proprietary technology allows the company to source catalytic converters from suppliers all over the nation in great volumes. The company also purchases and processes other scrap metals such as rims, starters, alternators, AC compressors, batteries, aluminum copper, and more.