PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY - Board of Supervisors Chair Robert “Bobby” Jones today announced CML Logistics (CML), a leader in post-industrial plastic scrap recovery, will invest to establish an operation in Prince Edward County. Virginia successfully competed against Colorado and North Carolina for the project, which will initially bring 10 - 15 jobs.

Quote from Board of Supervisors – “We are excited to welcome CML and Chris Ovide, owner and President, to Prince Edward County. Mr. Ovide’s has an exciting business model that we are convinced has significant growth potential. The reuse and recycling of parts and materials is good for the environment and will provide jobs for our citizens. His partnership with MTD, a world leader in production of outdoor power equipment, is hopefully a springboard to additional growth, investment and jobs.”

Quote from IDA – “We are pleased the Prince Edward County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was able to play a part in ensuring CML chose Prince Edward County to setup shop. Assisting in closing the deal is the mission of the IDA and it is gratifying to the IDA Board members when we successfully serve our citizens. Mr. Ovide is a man of great energy and persistence; we are confident of his success and eagerly look forward to the start of his operations and hopefully future expansion.”

“I am overwhelmed by the support that I have received from the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors and the Industrial Development Authority. I fell in love with the charming town of Farmville on my first visit over two years ago and have been working, first with Sharon Carney and then Wade Bartlett and the Board of Supervisors and the members of the Industrial Development Authority to make this project a reality,” said CML Logistics owner Chris Ovide. “Their support, encouragement, introductions to members of the community and their enthusiasm for this project reassures me that I have made the right choice coming to Virginia.”

CML focuses on buying, selling and toll grinding plastic scarp for reuse or sale in the secondary trading markets. They specialize in creating and implementing recovery systems for clients while at the same time developing a fully comprehensive, zero waste recover plan. Ovide began operations as a sort facility for the brokerage of plastic scrap and has since transformed the business into a multi-layer recycling and biodegradable packaging facility including; toll-grinding, extrusion and metal removal. CML partners with international companies to create a quality, focus driven process while providing superior service and return to their customers.

CML is the first fully integrated, postindustrial, plastic scrap recovery center in south-central Virginia. They sell reground or scrap Nylon, Nylene, HDPE, PP and Acetyl/Delrin and purchase HDP, Nylon and PP. The company will be co-located with a number of other businesses in the former Carbone building now owned by Leon Lapp in the Prince Edward County Industrial Park that has been redeveloped over the past several years.

This project was developed by Virginia’s Growth Alliance. Prince Edward County, along with Amelia, Buckingham, Brunswick, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Nottoway counties and the city of Emporia comprise the Alliance (http://vagrowth.com).