CT Polymers celebrates ribbon cutting during Open House.
By Jamie Fleury, Staff Writer – Pilot News Group
BOURBON — CT Polymers, a full-service plastic recycling company, celebrated a ribbon cutting and open house Friday, Aug. 5 at their facility in Bourbon.
Co-Owners Chris Roseri and Travis Heckaman said that Bourbon and Marshall County has been both welcoming and accommodating during their transfer from Kosciusko County.
The company began operating in Bourbon in April 2022 after relocating from Warsaw. The company started in 2018. They also have another operation in Arkansas.
Scrap industrial plastic is shredded or ground and repurposed and reprocessed in to usable material. Plastic shreds or pellets are then sold to producers of recycled products including but not limited to drainage tile, plastic crates and plastic pallets. “We are really keen on recycling,” said Heckaman.
The site in Bourbon processes approximately 6 M pounds of plastic a month. “We have a huge ambition to be the biggest recycler in North America and we are going to get that way.”
The company began with 12 to 14 employees and are no just under 30. They are hiring from production workers, managers, accounts payable / receivable clerk and purchasing agents.
The plant runs 24 hours a day, three shifts. Human Resources is eager to discuss employment opportunities with interested candidates.
“We are very excited that CT Polymers chose Bourbon to call home. They have been a wonderful community partner. The overall investment along with increasing the workforce will benefit not only Bourbon but the region.” said President of Bourbon Town Council, Director of Marshall County Community Corrections Ward Byers.
Jeff Sharp, MCCC Field Officer said that the partnership with CT Polymers is strong; that collaboration to connect employees with corporations and connect clients with employment meets the needs of both parties. “This is a plus for Marshall County as a whole, not only the Town of Bourbon.” He noted that the company is already looking at a potential expansion.
Allie Shook, Executive Director of Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) connected with Roseri and Heckaman to discuss how LLN can be a resource for them; first be establishing a partnership with Career and Technical Education students and from a workforce development standpoint to offer training to employees or potential employees.
CT Polymers celebrates ribbon cutting during Open House Friday, August 5 (pictured above).
CT Polymers Co-Owners Chris Roseri and Travis Heckaman (pictured above).
Bourbon Fire Chief Chad Stepp attends CT Polymers Open House (pictured above).
Jeff Sharp, Marshall County Community Corrections (MCCC) Field Officer attends CT Polymers Open House Friday. Sharp said that CT Polymers and MCCC has a great partnership (pictured above).
(pictured below) Staff enjoy the Open House.