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Plastic Recycling March 14, 2019 02:15:00 PM

Priority Plastics Announces Permanent Closure of Las Vegas Plant

Paul Ploumis
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The existing customers of the Las Vegas facility will now be serviced from the Arvada, Colo. Plant near Denver.
Priority Plastics Announces Permanent Closure of Las Vegas Plant

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Priority Plastics, Inc. has announced its decision to close down Las Vegas manufacturing facility during this year. The existing production at the plant will be shifted across two of its other facilities located in Arvada, Colo., and Grinnell, Iowa. The shutdown is expected by August this year.

According to company press release, the existing customers of the Las Vegas facility will now be serviced from the Arvada, Colo. Plant near Denver. All the 24 full-time workers belonging to the facility will be eligible to apply for transfer to other company locations. The restructuring will result in Arvada and Grinnel locations absorbing the Las Vegas plant’s manufacturing assets. This will expand Arvada plant’s manufacturing portfolio to include HDPE canisters in addition to PET and PVC containers. The rise in production may result in hiring of five to ten additional employees at the Arvada facility.

Scott Dowrey, president, Priority Plastics stated that restructuring will further strengthen the production volume at Denver plant and open up more geography for the company. The move is part of a three-year business plan aimed at maximizing assets across the Arvada and Grinnel sites and the industrial facility located in Portland, Indiana. Incidentally, the company targets 18-20% growth in sales in 2020, he added.

The 102,000 square-foot Las Vegas manufacturing facility has been in operation since 2006.

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