PreZero US expanding operations in Oconee County
$11.5 million investment will create 32 new jobs
OCTOBER 5TH, 2021, SENECA, S.C. – PreZero US, a recycling and waste solutions company, today announced plans to expand operations in Oconee County. The $11.5 million investment will create 32 new jobs.
With state-of-the-art recycling facilities, PreZero US provides end-market solutions to waste generators and collectors. The company’s facilities convert plastic and organic waste into valuable raw materials and commodities
Located in Westminster, the company’s expanded facility will have the capacity to process 40,000 tons of plastic material per year. The rigid material originates from material recovery facilities which collect residential and commercial waste, and the film is primarily sourced from retail businesses. The end products of the process are high-quality resins that are sold to manufacturers in an effort to develop a circular economy for materials that are typically sent to landfills.
The expansion is expected to be completed by fall 2023. Individuals interested in joining the PreZero US team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Oconee County a $100,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to the project.
“We are excited to be building our facility with the community of Westminster. We have been operational since 2019, and this is only the beginning. We have made significant investments into the region and we are happy to provide stable, long-term employment opportunities for the surrounding community that will allow us to grow together.” -PreZero US CEO Hernan de la Vega
“We congratulate PreZero US on today’s announcement and look forward to the company’s increased presence in Oconee County. South Carolina’s business climate continues to provide the resources needed for companies to be successful, and we are happy to have great firms like PreZero US call South Carolina home.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“PreZero US has been a great asset to South Carolina and our recycling industry. We congratulate and thank PreZero US on their latest investment. This type of commitment demonstrates their confidence in Oconee County and the Palmetto State.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“PreZero US’s investment in Oconee County will make a lasting impact on our community. Their expansion of an additional 32 jobs for our residents is a commitment to their confidence in our workforce. We congratulate PreZero US.” -Oconee County Council Chair John Elliott
FIVE FAST FACTS:
- PreZero US is expanding operations in Oconee County.
- The $11.5 million investment will create 32 new jobs.
- PreZero, US is a recycling and waste solutions company.
- Located in Westminster, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the PreZero US team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
With around 13,000 employees at over 280 locations in Europe and North America, PreZero is an international company in waste and recycling management. The company provides waste disposal, sorting, processing and recycling services, combining all the expertise along the value chain under one roof. PreZero therefore positions itself as an innovation driver in the industry with the goal of creating a world in which resources are no longer wasted thanks to closed loops. Zero waste, 100 percent reusable material.
About the Oconee Economic Alliance
The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is a public-private nonprofit dedicated to bringing jobs and capital investment to Oconee County. Serving as the Economic Development arm of Oconee County, the OEA focuses on increasing per capita income, diversifying the local tax base, and generating awareness of Oconee County as a business location. Since its founding in 2013, OEA efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 1,800 new jobs and $620 million in capital investment in Oconee County, SC. To learn more please visit oconeealliance.org.
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