Thursday, July 10, 2014
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW) – As construction continues on the new Recleim facility in Graniteville, many people who have spent the majority of their lives in the small town are singing the incoming company’s praises.
“A few months ago when Recleim announced they were going to be moving into the old Hickman plant it was a big boost to this area,” said Billy Kirkland, a lifelong resident of Graniteville.
The company is in “full construction mode” now and expects to finish construction in the next three to four weeks. Recleim will be recycling old household and commercial appliances; things like refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers. One of the biggest challenges remaining is getting equipment from Germany and Denmark over to Graniteville as part of the process to safely break down the hazardous materials.
“Each day we're one step forward to the starting line and I think that's what everybody should focus on,” said Recleim General Manager Doug Huffer.
Recleim says they expect to hire 200 workers for jobs at the facility in mid-August with the plant moving into full production mode by the start of 2015.
“People will feel like they're back at home again rather than having to try and go look somewhere,” added Kirkland.
Those jobs will be posted on Recleim’s website http://www.recleim.com/career/