CarbonLITE Opens New Facility & Brings 100+ Jobs

Plastics recycler

Lehigh County’s hopes of bringing a plastics recycler have been dashed for good, now that the company will build in Berks County, investing about $80 million and creating more than 100 jobs.

Jason Farahnik of CarbonLite Industries LLC said Tuesday the company has begun working on a 270,000-square-foot plant off Route 61 in Muhlenberg Township, about 5 miles north of Reading. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance said in a news release that CarbonLite’s processing facility at 4030 Pottsville Pike will be on land known as “Berks61.”

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