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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Recycling company moving to Spotsylvania

Regency Polymer Materials will be opening a recycling plant in this Spotsylvania County facility.

A company that recycles vinyl and aluminum scrap is moving from Maryland to Spotsylvania County, creating as many as 25 new jobs within the first year of opening locally.

Regency Polymer Materials has signed a lease to occupy a 48,320-square-foot building at 5112 Park Drive near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Courthouse Road. The company plans to open the local plant early next year.

Regency buys industrial vinyl and aluminum scrap from manufacturers, contractors and others. It grinds the material—windows, fencing, siding and more—into powder and sells it to manufacturers along the East Coast. The powder is then used to make electrical conduit, fencing, downspouts and other products.

One of Regency’s largest customers is Mid-Atlantic Vinyl Products, which is headquartered on Commonwealth Drive off U.S. 1 near Cosner’s Corner in Spotsylvania. Mid-Atlantic Vinyl, which has grown through the recession, makes vinyl railing, fencing and columns for porches, decks and backyards. About 83 percent of the material that goes into its products is recycled.

Luke Curtas

Luke Curtas owns both Mid-Atlantic Vinyl and Regency Polymer. Curtas said he decided to move Regency Polymer to Spotsylvania from Belcamp, Md., to be closer to the company’s customers and vendors.

Curtas worked with Johnson Realty Advisors to find a local building for Regency’s new plant. He settled on a facility owned by Rich McDaniel, Neil Sullivan and Rob Caine that used to be home to PrimeSource Building Products Inc.

Not a lot of work is required to renovate the facility into Regency’s new home, McDaniel said. The office will be renovated, sprinklers will be added and the electrical system will be upgraded.

Curtas said the company will bring 15 to 25 jobs to the area within the first year. Mid-Atlantic Vinyl employs another roughly 50 people at its Spotsylvania plant.