Blue Rock was proud to partner with CarbonLITE, the world’s largest bottle-to-bottle plastics recycling company, to deliver its third facility in the U.S. and first on the East Coast.

The new 270,000-square-foot plant at Berks 61 in Muhlenberg Township, Pa., recycles plastic bottles into material that can be used to create new plastic bottles with integrated recycle content.

The building features:

  • Precast concrete walls
  • 36’ clear height
  • TPO roof
  • ESFR sprinkler
  • LED lighting with motion sensors
  • 42 dock positions
  • 3 drive-in doors
  • 7,000 Amps with the Cogen supplemental power

“One unique challenge for this project was the large electrical power need,” said Senior Preconstruction Manager Jon Fisher.

“CarbonLIite required 7 megawatts of power, and the design team had to evaluate the use of an onsite Cogen plant to produce the additional power they require beyond what the power company could provide from the grid.”

Blue Rock also provided tenant improvement work that included MEPs to all the process equipment and an office and lab area.

“It was a real pleasure having Blue Rock Construction build our largest state-of-the-art recycling facility in the U.S. CarbonLite was very impressed with Blue Rock’s high level of professionalism throughout all phases of the project.

“The highly specialized project included design, engineering, procurement, sub-contracting, construction management, project management, site supervision, permit, inspection and close out. They were responsible for the construction of the building, offices, MEP and site work.  Blue Rock not only delivered the highly technical building within the time allotted but also helped us value engineer this facility to help keep the cost within budget. This was done without sacrificing quality.

“Ross Jarsocrak, Eric Wily and Zach Covaleski were great team members to work with.  Blue Rock Construction was the right choice for our company and would recommend them to others seeking a top-quality, professional construction-management team.

“Thank you to the entire Blue Rock team for a job well done.”

Vijendra Siddhi, Vice President, Engineering, CarbonLite Industries LLC