Electronics Recycler Doubles Up

One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest private companies is expanding in the region.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest private companies is expanding. Cohen Recycling started work this month on a $7 million expansion of its e-waste recycling facility in Middletown. The company held a formal groundbreaking for the project on Aug. 26.

The investment will almost double the size of the facility at 3120 S. Verity Parkway to 110,000 square feet. According to Cohen, the new facility will house a new processing system that increases production capacity eightfold to more than 20,000 lbs. of e-waste per hour.

Michelle Balz, assistant program manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, said in a statement that electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream. “Cohen’s expansion strengthens the electronics recycling infrastructure in Southwest Ohio to help us keep these valuable materials out of landfills,” she added.

The Cincinnati Business Courier reported that Cincinnati Commercial Contracting is building the project. It will take about six months to complete and it will result in the creation of 10 to 15 new jobs.

Adam Dumes, vice president of Cohen Electronics, a subsidiary of Cohen Holdings, described the project as a “great victory for the tri-state, but it is also a victory for everyone that supports sustainability and human health interests worldwide.” He added that the investment “reflects our commitment to provide the communities we serve a cleaner more sustainable environment.”