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Strategic Materials acquires Ripple Glass

North America's largest glass recycler expands with Kansas City based glass recycler

North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. (SMI), has announced the acquisition of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, based Ripple Glass. The acquisition will accelerate SMI’s plan to bolster glass collection programs and increase glass recovery rates across North America.

“We are excited to bring Ripple Glass into the fold, which includes a talented team, a premier glass collection model and another glass recycling facility,” said Chris Dods, President & Chief Executive Officer for SMI. “Solving complex challenges in glass collection is critical for us. With Ripple’s proven track record of success, we are confident the model will play a significant role in expanding our recovery efforts, in addition to our current partnerships in single-stream recycling.”

“SMI’s position in the marketplace is unmatched and their mission and values closely align with ours – it was natural fit to combine forces,” said Greg Orman, an owner of Ripple Glass. “Our partnership will springboard the Ripple collection model nationwide and bring glass recycling to under-served areas.”

All Ripple Glass employees were retained by the company.

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