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PAC takes state senator on green tour

When it comes to investing in the green technology needed to create green jobs and safeguard the environment, small businesses in the U.S. are doing their part, as this manufacturer demonstrated during a recent visit by its state senator.  

When it comes to investing in the green technology needed to create green jobs and safeguard the environment, small businesses in the U.S. are doing their part, as this manufacturer demonstrated during a recent visit by its state senator.  

PAC's Tom Embley with Senator Carper
Tom Embley shows Senator Carper how the company's roll splitter removes plastic film from cores for recycling.
The business in question, Precision AirConvey (Newark, DE), and its CEO Tom Embley welcomed U.S. Senator Thomas Carper to its facility as part of a roundtable discussion on small business. On the table were talks about how economic policies impact the ability to expand operations, develop new technologies and create jobs.

Embley cited current and proposed federal tax policies as the greatest hindrances to employment growth in small business. The event also featured live demonstrations of the company's slate of recycling machinery including a plastic film roll splitter, plastic waste repelletizer and plastic waste densifier, which converts plastic shopping bags and other post-consumer plastic waste into bricks ready for recycling.

In a note to the The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) following his tour, Senator Carper wrote, "I was impressed with the technology we saw during our tour, especially as it relates to recycling." SPI was instrumental in setting up the the event with Embley as host. Carper is a member of the Senate subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy and founder and co-chairman of the Senate Recycling Caucus.

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