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Published: Monday, 12/16/2013 - Updated: 4 months ago

BUSINESS BRIEF

O-I joins eCullet to open new processing facility

BLADE STAFF

PORTLAND, Ore. — Owens-Illinois Inc. has joined with another company to open a new recycled glass processing facility in Portland, just a few miles from O-I's Portland plant.

Perrysburg-based O-I and eCullet Inc. will use advanced technology and equipment to make more recycled glass available to be made into new glass bottles and jars.

“O-I is pleased to partner with eCullet on this new facility,” said Pedro Tchmola, manager of O-I's Portland plant. “Using recycled glass in our manufacturing process is important to O-I’s sustainability efforts. This new facility will help us to reduce our use of virgin raw materials, lowering our overall environmental impact.”

The companies began construction of the Glass to Glass facility in June. It will employ 15 people. O-I’s Portland plant employs about 200 people and produces more than 1 million bottles a day, mostly beer bottles for local microbreweries.



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