Recleim LLC, which is working to open a flagship appliance and
electronic recycling waste facility in Graniteville, S.C., has
hired key personnel for the operation and plans to begin the
renovation and refit of a former textile plant this summer.
Recleim announced in
February that it planned to invest $40.6 million in a
110,000-square-foot warehouse (
amm.com, Feb. 26). The facility is expected to
open in 2014.
Douglas C. Huffer,
formerly chief executive officer of a chain of appliance
stores, will serve as general manager; veteran facility head
Bobby Robinson has been tapped as plant manager; and Mike
Newcomb, who has nearly 40 years experience in quality
assurance, will serve as quality manager.
Jeff Brown, who has
worked at Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. as well as
at Minneapolis-based Appliance Recycling Centers of America
Inc. (Arca), has been hired as account manager.