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Recleim

Graniteville, SC (2013)

Recleim developed the U.S.'s first state-of-the-art appliance recycling facility.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
  • 200 FTE jobs
  • 128 construction jobs
FINANCING SOURCES
  • NMTC amount: $20,000,000
  • Total Project Costs: $26,541,674
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PROJECT LOCATION

118 Hard Street

Graniteville, SC 28929

Project Description

Recleim developed the U.S.’s first state-of-the-art appliance recycling facility. Recleim is located in the small town of Graniteville, SC, which was devastated by a 2005 train derailment. The derailment resulted in 9 fatalities, 60 serious injuries, and bankruptcy of the town’s primary employer, leading to a loss of 1,500 local jobs. Graniteville was still trying to recover and Recleim, as the first major employer to occupy the accident site since the derailment, provided a symbol of hope and recovery. The facility recycles tens of thousands of tons of appliances annually, with a particular focus on refrigerators.

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