Carpet recycling plant to create 30 jobs in Del.

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June 8, 2010 6:36:52 AM PDT
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - A new carpet recycling plant in Newark is expected to bring 30 new jobs to Delaware in coming years.Modular Carpet Recycling officials and Gov. Jack Markell announced the opening of the plant on Monday.

CEO and founder Ron Simonetti says the company will specialize in recycling nylon through a chemical process and advance the processes for producing environmental friendly nylon carpets.

The company used a $603,000 loan from the Delaware Strategic Fund to help purchase equipment for the plant. Simonetti says he looked in Pennsylvania and Delaware for a home for his business but decided on Delaware because of the location of the plant and help from the state government.

The plant will start operating at the end of June.