Pleasant Prairie, WI: Rehrig Pacific Logistics (RPL) announced the grand opening of its fiberboard manufacturing facility in Easton, PA.
The Company hosted tours and luncheon at the renovated 38,400-square-foot facility located in Glendon Borough, Northampton County on May 22. Rehrig will use the facility to convert scrap pallet material from its seven Pennsylvania locations into Recycled Engineered Composite Board (RECB™).
The event was marked by a ceremonial pallet drop into the facility's wood shredder by representatives of the company and the community including Matt Dannenfeldt, president of RPL, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.
"This is more proof positive that we still make things in America. Here we are at Rehrig Pacific Logistics and taking scrap wood and wood chips and recycling them and making these wood products. I am really excited that we have a Wisconsin-based company investing here and bringing 40 jobs," said Dent.
"I'm just very excited that your making things right here. It's a win-win-win for everybody. We're still the greatest manufacturing powerhouse in the world. You come into this area, right in this neighborhood, in the eastern portion of Northampton County, you have companies making a lot of interesting things, employing a lot of people and doing great work."
RECB is made using scrap white-wood pallets that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Company's proprietary materials management process converts scrap materials to high-quality wood fiber using 100% formaldehyde-free MDI resin to meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) Exemption.
RECB is in process of achieving Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification for recycled and reclaimed content and will meet the highest level of Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Standard (CPA 4-11) by the Composite Panel Association (CPA). This environmentally responsible set of attributes may qualify projects for LEED Credits, as well as meeting many other sustainability standards.
For more information on Rehrig Pacific Logistics, visit www.rehrigpacific.com.