Material Recovery, Inc.

    Address: 8100 W. Florist Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218


    Year Founded: 2001

    Product or Service offered: Recycling services for industrial and commercial customers. The company is primarily focused on the recycling of post industrial plastics, but also recycle metal, cardboard and paper.

    Projected 2013 Revenue: $3.5 million

    President: Randall J. Roeder

    Target Clientele: Industrial facilities that generate plastic scrap as a result of their manufacturing operations.

    Business organization memberships: MMAC, MRA Society of Plastic Engineers, Action Coach of Elm Grove

    What has fueled your company’s growth?:“Persistence in getting our company name out there. Exemplary customer service. Great people helping to run the business. A continued interest in recycling and “Green” business operations.”

    What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?: “Finding quality laborers for our short and long term needs.”

    Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?:“We are looking to add an additional piece of machinery to process a new type of plastic.”

    Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?:“I have numerous friends and family members that own, operate and manage businesses that I look to for inspiration and support. The common traits they exhibit include honesty, integrity and hard work.”

    What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?: “The recent resale market for recycled plastic has been somewhat soft. Because the recycling industry deals in commodities, the future is unknown, but I am hopeful for a slight improvement in the market.”

    What is your company’s most important growth strategy right now?: “Continued improvement in employee training, internal communication and the development of our systems.”

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