Southern Recycling celebrates ribbon cutting of new Warren County distribution center

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Southern Recycling, along with company representatives and officials from Warren County, City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and Houchens Industries gathered Wednesday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Southern Recycling’s newest processing facility located at 63 N. Graham St in Bowling Green. This new facility will include state-of-the-art scrap processing equipment, which will increase their capacity for all grades of recyclables for the region.

“We are thrilled to have this new state-of-the-art recycling facility here in Bowling Green,” said Houchens’ President, Spencer Coates. “We at Houchens Industries and Southern Recycling would like to thank everyone involved in the design and completion of this facility, including the Chamber of Commerce, City and County governments and their representatives, and Stewart Richey Construction. Of course, we are most thankful to the management and employees of Southern Recycling for their hard work and dedication.”

Southern Recycling was founded in Warren County in 1985 and has grown to be South Central Kentucky’s premiere company for industrial, commercial and residential recycling, servicing over 50,000 customers across South Central Kentucky. Since its founding, the company has expanded to employ 117 people across five, full-service, processing facilities.

Southern Recycling specializes in recycling all grades of recyclables, including iron, steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloys. At current capacity, Southern Recycling is processing and shipping well over 25,000 tons per month of metal scrap and recyclables from its facilities. This expansion project will allow for operations and efficiency improvement and much-needed growth.

“We are very excited to now position Southern Recycling as the region’s premier recycling facility and to be able to support the growth of Warren County and the surrounding area,” said Southern Recycling President, John Fellonneau.

“We are proud to support Southern Recycling and Houchens Industries in celebration of their new facility in Bowling Green,” said Ron Bunch, President and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our community has experienced unprecedented growth, which is made possible because of the valuable business and consumer services provided by companies like Southern Recycling and Houchens Industries.”

“We are proud that companies like Southern Recycling and Houchens Industries call Warren County home,” said Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “A big thank you and congratulations are in order for Southern Recycling and their employees for the hard work and dedication it took to bring this to fruition.”

“Bowling Green’s prosperity is directly related to the great services available to our businesses and our residents,” said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “Organizations like the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and companies like Southern Recycling make the growth we’ve experienced over the last decade possible. Congratulations to Southern Recycling on this expansion and we look forward to their continued success.”

For more information about Southern Recycling and available career opportunities, visit www.southernrecycling.com.

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