PowerHouse Recycling to create 50 jobs and invest $ 5 million in Salisbury expansion – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – PowerHouse Recycling will create 50 new jobs and invest $ 5 million in expansion in Rowan County, the Rowan County Economic Development Commission said on Friday.

Originally founded in Salisbury in 2008, PowerHouse has invested in a new facility at 1325 Litton Drive and is recruiting for new positions as Truck Drivers, Ecommerce Testers, Ecommerce Procurement and Labor warehouse work. Shifts range from $ 12 to $ 20 an hour. These positions are available at powerhouserecycling.com.

“PowerHouse Recycling Inc. has been operating in Rowan County for over a decade and this is where most of our 150 employees live in their homes,” said Brett Henderson, vice president of PowerHouse Recycling. “The geographic location has enabled PHR to effectively serve major cities in North Carolina as well as our customers in South Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. We are excited about this next phase of growth and are actively hiring an additional 50 employees in 2021 with full time work, healthcare plan, 401k with company matchmaking program, and other benefits. “

The company planned in early 2020 to expand its corporate headquarters at 220 Ryan Patrick Drive by adding 100,000 square feet at the facility. The Rowan EDC was working with the City of Salisbury and the Rowan County Board of Commissioners to facilitate this expansion with thousands of grants.

However, PowerHouse decided to purchase a separate building instead, receiving no government funding for its expansion. The building the company now fills on Litton Drive was the former Salisbury site Machinery, a subsidiary of Michelin Tires which closed its doors in mid-2020

PowerHouse offers a wide range of services including electronic device recycling, asset management, data destruction, full service pickups, warehouse solutions, cell phone recycling and data center cleanup. . The company is certified Responsible Recycling and e-Steward certified.

“We now operate several facilities in Rowan County, barely a quarter of a million square feet between the two addresses, and we will continue our capital spending in the county as we grow our business and create jobs,” he said. said Henderson.

PowerHouse has already invested over $ 4.5 million in its new facility, and an additional $ 500,000 in machinery spending is still planned.

“PowerHouse Recycling has been a valued partner and employer in Rowan for many years and we appreciate their investment in Rowan County and the community,” said Rod Crider, President of Rowan EDC. “This expansion not only brings new jobs and economic benefits to Rowan County, but also emphasizes the success and value of environmentally friendly businesses that will make the world a better place for future generations.

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