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.
The NMTC helped the Westervelt Company to build a new wood pellet manufacturing facility in Aliceville, Ala.