Published on July 24, 2014

PolyVulc to sell recycling biz

VICKSBURG, Miss. (July 24, 2014) — PolyVulc USA Inc., a Vicksburg-based plastics injection molder, is seeking buyers for its primary business and two rubber recycling subsidiaries, PolyVulc Tire Recycling L.L.C. and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling L.L.C.

To effect the sale, PolyVulc has retained Easton, Md.-based Heritage Equity Partners to handle the transactions.  

Founded in 1995 by Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, PolyVulc recycles plastics into pier pads and perimeter foundation wall systems for manufactured homes.

Its PolyVulc Tire Recycling subsidiary, located southwest of downtown Jackson, Miss., shreds whole tires into chips of  ¾-inch to two inches in size, according to PolyVulc.

Some of Polyvulc Tire Reycling’s chips are sold as playground fill and tire-derived fuel, the company said. The rest are sold to the parent company for use in its steel reclaiming system, or to its second subsidiary, Winnsboro Rubber Recycling.

Assets include two buildings covering 20,000 square feet on 6.2 acres of land. Shredding capacity is listed as 30,000 tons annually.

Based in Winnsboro, La., Winnsboro Rubber Recycling grinds rubber chips into finely ground rubber powders (-40 to 10 mesh) for applications such as asphalt, athletic fields, roofing and soaker hoses, according to PolVulc.

Winnsboro Rubber Recycling also shreds whole tires for its own use, with a capacity of 40 million pounds annually, PolyVulc said. Assets include a 70,000-sq.-ft. building on 6 acres of land.

PolyVulc Tire Recycling and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling have had annual revenues of $1.4 million and $2.2 million, respectively, according to Heritage Equity Partners.   

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