After 24 years of recycling plastics, and diverting MILLIONS of pounds from the landfill and into industry, we needed a new venture.
GreenGate3D was born.
Phil Silberfeld started Universal in July 1994 and grew the company from his and his wife Renee’s kitchen table, into a fully functional recycling facility. In December 1998, Rich Silberfeld, after a successful career in health care as a nursing home administrator and respiratory therapist, joined the team. Phil took ill in 2000, and passed away in February 2002, leaving a legacy of hard work and the key components to the company’s growth: communication and credibility. Rich took the mantle in mid-2001, and has been managing the company ever since. In March 2010, Ray Brown, a partner at Plascal Corporation, independently contracted with Universal, giving the company an additional 40 years of plastics recycling experience. Previously, Plascal and Universal had recycled millions of pounds of PVC together, making their association a natural extension of growth.
Over the past 25 years, Universal has built recycling relationships with some of the largest names in plastics and in corporate America: Anheuser-Busch, Uniroyal Global, Dekoron Wire & Cable (owned by Berkshire Hathaway), Armstrong Flooring, Teknor Apex, LG… and even the US Navy!
But, thru it all, Universal has remained that little company, which started on that little kitchen table, building relationships thru communication and credibility. You might find that hard to believe, but when you reach out to GreenGate3D, you’ll see that coming thru in spades.
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GreenGate3D is PROUD to be your entryway to 100% recycled, 100% American-made 3D filament. We ONLY use scrap plastics and we ONLY extrude those materials in the United States of America. Furthermore, we ONLY use pigments made here and and we ONLY use spools made here too!
GreenGate3D: Recycling The World’s Plastics, One Filament At A Time.