Engineering to begin on Ashley plant

July 7th, 2016

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July 7, 2016

Engineering to begin on Ashley plant

Herald Republican

ASHLEY - Engineering will soon begin on RES Polyflow’s first regional plastics-to-Fuel energy recovery facility.

The Perry, Ohio-based company selected Shambaugh & Son, Fort Wayne, for engineering procurement and construction management services to construct the new facility in Ashley.

The plant will utilize RES Polyflow’s patented process to convert non-recycled plastic into marketable petroleum products such as ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline. Shambaugh & Son will manage the process installation and startup of the plant.

“RES Polyflow is very excited to work with the team at Shambaugh & Son for the successful commercialization of this world-changing technology. Our combined focus is properly aligned as all of the participants are excited about the potential this plant brings to their company as well as for a cleaner planet,” said Jay Schabel, CEO of RES Polyflow.

Located between Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, near Interstate 69, the Ashley facility will produce 21 million gallons of petroleum blend stocks annually from 100,000 tons of locally generated plastic scrap. Once operational, the 25-acre site will be the largest commercial plastics-to-fuel energy recovery facility in the world.

The Ashley location will also serve the long-term growth plans of the company in the Midwest by serving as a regional hub for upgrading the liquid material generated by other RES Polyflow production sites being planned for surrounding Midwestern states, said a news release from RES Polyflow.

The project is expected to create hundreds of engineering, construction and manufacturing jobs once completed. Company officials expect start-up of the Ashley facility in 2018.

“We’re pleased to have been selected by RES Polyflow to help actualize a commercial facility of advanced technology, scope, and production; Shambaugh & Son has a wealth of experience in designing and building highly technical, commercial facilities to detailed specifications,” said Paul Meyers Jr., CEO of Shambaugh & Son.

Incentives offered by Steuben County, Ashley and Indiana were key in luring RES Polyflow to Indiana. The company announced it would site the plant in Ashley late last year.

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