By Gordon Lambie
General Recycled, a company specializing in the recycling of fire-resistant and non-biodegradable industrial fabrics, is currently putting the finishing touches on a new facility in Val-des-Sources (formerly known as Asbestos) with a plan to be up-and-running by April. According to Dave Kasper, the vice-president of sales and product development with the company, the new facility represents an important step forward for the company.
“Our entire value chain is in Quebec,” Kasper said, describing the province of Quebec as Canada’s textiles hub, and therefore a strategically important location for a company focused on giving new life to old materials. “It made perfect sense to be here,” he added, speaking specifically of Val-des-Sources, due to the fact that the company has an existing relationship with yarn spinning companies in Sherbrooke and Drummondville.