Engineering Encina to Invest 1.1-Billion-Dollars for Developing Advanced Recycling Plant
Encina’s new plant – The Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility is claimed to be the maiden project in the region to convert post-consumer plastic materials into feedstock with the assistance of advanced technologies.
Pennsylvania/USA – Encina recently announced its plans to invest 1.1 billion dollars to build a new manufacturing facility in Point Township, Pennsylvania that would create 300 new full-time jobs. This proposed state-of-the-art facility, named The Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility, would be the first in the region to use advanced technologies to convert post-consumer materials into feedstock that can be used to manufacture thousands of new products.
“Increasingly, customers are demanding sustainable practices across the product supply chain and life cycle. The feedstocks we manufacture – reduce waste, offset the need to produce virgin materials and help manufacturers achieve carbon neutral goals as we transition to a circular economy. Pennsylvania’s access to markets and skilled workforce presents an ideal opportunity for investment and we’re committed to being an engaged partner as we build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with the local community and businesses,” said David Roesser, chief executive officer of Encina.
Annually, the Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility will process 450,000 tons of post-consumer materials, diverting the vast majority from landfills and away from incinerators. This facility would reduce the need to produce new plastic from oil and gas resources, providing circular solutions to customers committed to reducing their impact on the environment to build a circular economy.
According to an analysis by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, the construction and operation of this facility are projected to inject more than 2.1 billion dollars into the local and state economies over the next five years. Construction is expected to last 24 months and employ 750 local workers. Once fully operational, the Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility would have 300 full-time employees. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2022, and the facility is expected to be fully operational by fall 2024.
In advance of planned construction and operations, Encina is working with relevant agencies on permitting and feasibility work related to the site.