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IntegriCo Hires GP Exec

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Julie Dion
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Gaughan will strengthen recycling strategy

IntegriCo Composites CEO Scott Mack named Brian Gaughan the new executive vice president of Business Development. 

“IntegriCo is honored to have Brian Gaughan join the ranks of its leadership. Gaughan is an advocate of innovation and will bring years of experience in raw material procurement, operations, and sales, which will be a great benefit to our overreaching mission at IntegriCo,” says Mack.

With over 28 years in the recycling industry, Gaughan comes to IntegriCo after spending five years with Koch Industries working as the  General Manager of the Georgia-Pacific Plastics Division. Through implementing innovative strategies and assembling top talent, there was a 300% profit improvement under his management. Gaughan also executed a new platform that saved Georgia-Pacific over  $7 million within 24 months of its launch.

“IntegriCo is on the forefront of innovation in sustainable infrastructure, and I am excited to be a part of this groundbreaking company. I will be focused on making IntegriCo the most trusted, dominant and leading manufacturer of composite railroad ties and related products worldwide,” explains Gaughan.  

Before Georgia-Pacific, Gaughan worked seven years at Greenstar North America as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a founding partner, he oversaw the development of the start-up before it was sold to Waste Management. In his previous roles also at Waste Management, Enron Pulp and Paper, and Smurfit-Stone Container Company, Gaughan developed extensive knowledge and management experience that will benefit IntegriCo’s strategy to produce at least 1 million rail ties annually by the year 2020.
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Former Georgia-Pacific Executive Strengthens IntegriCo’s Recycling Strategy

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Julie Dion

Former Georgia-Pacific Executive Strengthens IntegriCo’s Recycling Strategy

Brian Gaughan joins IntegriCo as Executive Vice President of Business Development


Sarepta, LA – IntegriCo Composites CEO Scott Mack named Brian Gaughan the new Executive Vice President of Business Development.

“IntegriCo is honored to have Brian Gaughan join the ranks of its leadership. Gaughan is an advocate of innovation and will bring years of experience in raw material procurement, operations, and sales, which will be a great benefit to our overreaching mission at IntegriCo,” said Mack.

With over 28 years in the recycling industry, Gaughan comes to IntegriCo after spending five years with Koch Industries working as the General Manager of the Georgia-Pacific Plastics Division. Through implementing innovative strategies and assembling top talent, there was a 300% profit improvement under his management. Gaughan also executed a new platform that saved Georgia-Pacific over $7 million within 24 months of its launch.

“IntegriCo is on the forefront of innovation in sustainable infrastructure, and I am excited to be a part of this groundbreaking company. I will be focused on making IntegriCo the most trusted, dominant and leading manufacturer of composite railroad ties and related products worldwide,” explains Gaughan.

Before Georgia-Pacific, Gaughan worked seven years at Greenstar North America as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a founding partner, he oversaw the development of the start-up before it was sold to Waste Management. In his previous roles also at Waste Management, Enron Pulp and Paper, and Smurfit-Stone Container Company, Gaughan developed extensive knowledge and management experience that will benefit IntegriCo’s strategy to produce at least 1 million rail ties annually by the year 2020.


About IntegriCo Composites

Founded in 2007, IntegriCo is a manufacturer of composite railway products including railway crossties and composite grade crossings.  Utilizing patented manufacturing technology, IntegriCo produces its products from 100% recycled plastics.  Since commencing operations, IntegriCo has diverted in excess of 80 million pounds of landfill-bound plastics to the manufacture of valuable infrastructure products sold to a widely varied customer base. Current IntegriCo clients include Union Pacific railway, U.S. military, Rock island Arsenal, as well as continuing international shipments to support the infrastructure of Germany and Russia.  For additional information, visit www.integrico.com. 


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IntegriCo Recognizes the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019 by Julie Dion


May 10th marks the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed in the United States. This was a historical moment for the country, as it led to the further development of the west.

The Pacific Railway Act of 1862 was signed by President Lincoln to connect the Pacific and central parts of the country. The act provided federal support of land grants and government bonds to construct a transcontinental railroad between the eastern side of the Missouri River and the Sacramento River.

The Central Pacific Railroad put down its first spike on October 26, 1863 in Sacramento, California. The Union Pacific Railroad began on December 3, 1863 in Omaha, Nebraska. Both railroads were faced with obstacles as they were built amid extreme weather, difficult terrain, and scarce resources.

Seven years and 1,776 miles later, the two railroads met in Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869 where a crowd gathered to celebrate the union. The Golden Spike was put down to commemorate the event and has since been recognized as one of the most prominent events in the history of the United States.

Railroads are deeply rooted within the development of the United States and have come a long way since 1869. As the country is now faced with sustainability challenges and doing its part to protect the planet, IntegriCo Composites has risen to become one solution to plastic waste and sustainable transportation.

IntegriTies™ not only offer a solution to the short lifespan and danger of creosote-treated wooden railroad ties, but the composite material that makes IntegriTies™ is made from 100% recycled plastic that would have otherwise been destined for landfills. Over 765,000 pounds of plastic can be used to create one mile of IntegriTies, and IntegriCo has diverted over 80 million pounds of plastic since 2009 away from landfills.

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Waste Advantage: IntegriTies™ Offer 100% Recycled Alternative to Wooden Railroad Ties

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 by Julie Dion

IntegriCo Composites strives to protect the planet by offering a more environmentally-friendly alternative to wooden railroad ties.  By using IntegriTies™, which are composite rail ties made from landfill-bound recyclable plastics, 25,000 trees were saved from becoming railroad ties in 2018. “We are proud to remain at the forefront of responsible manufacturing. Through building long-lasting and versatile IntegriTies™, we offer railroads an option to the traditional wooden railroad tie,” said IntegriCo CEO Scott Mack.

The United States cuts down approximately six million trees annually to replace 24 million wooden ties on 200,000 miles of railroad tracks.  Trees are vital to air quality by storing and releasing carbon, but factors like deforestation threaten the important role of trees around the world.

Each April 22, Earth Day raises awareness for environmental protection, including the estimated 60,000 different species of trees.  One 80-year-old oak tree will, on average, make four railroad ties.  One mile of railroad track uses about 3,650 railroad ties, which means at least 912 trees are needed for one mile of track.  Alternatively, IntegriCo converts 765,000 pounds of plastic into IntegriTies™ to create one mile of railroad track.  IntegriCo has diverted 80 million pounds of landfill-bound plastics since 2009.

As many as 4 million wooden railroad ties, treated by Creosote, will end up in landfills every year.  This preservative extends the life of a wooden railroad tie but complicates the disposal process.  Creosote includes cancerous carcinogens that are released into the air if burned, and the chemicals can also be absorbed into soil and water systems.  No chemicals are needed to create or preserve IntegriTies™, and these recycled plastic railroad ties have a calculated lifespan of 50 or more years – five times that of wooden ties.

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Plastics Today: Save trees—use recycled-plastic railroad ties

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 by Julie Dion

Save trees—use recycled-plastic railroad ties


Don’t use new trees—use IntegriTies! IntegriCo Composites (Sarepta, LA) strives to protect the planet by offering a more environmental alternative to wooden railroad ties, called IntegriTies. These composite rail ties are made from landfill-bound recyclable plastics, saving 25,000 trees in 2018, according to the company.

“We’re proud to remain at the forefront of responsible manufacturing,” said Scott Mack, IntegriCo CEO. “Through building long-lasting and versatile IntegriTies, we offer railroads an option to the traditional wooden tie.”

The United States cuts down approximately six million trees annually to replace 24 million wooden ties on 200,000 miles of railroad tracks. Trees are vital to air quality, but factors like deforestation threaten the important role of trees around the world, said the company.

Each April 22, Earth Day raises awareness of environmental protection, including of an estimated 60,000 different species of trees. One 80-year-old oak tree will, on average, make four railroad ties. One mile of railroad track uses about 3,650 railroad ties, which means at least 912 trees are needed for one mile of track. Alternatively, IntregriCo converts 765,000 pounds of plastic into IntegriTies to create one mile of railroad track. IntegriCo claims that it has diverted 80 million pounds of landfill-bound plastics since 2009.

As many as four million wooden railroad ties, treated with creosote, will end up in landfills every year. This preservative extends the life of a wooden railroad tie but complicates the disposal process. Creosote includes cancerous carcinogens that are released into the air if burned, and the chemicals can also be absorbed into soil and water systems. No chemicals are needed to create or preserve IntegriTies, and these recycled plastic railroad ties have a calculated lifespan of 50 or more years—five times longer than wooden ties.

Founded in 2007, IntegriCo uses a patented manufacturing technology to manufacture products from 100% recycled plastics. According to the company, current IntegriCo clients include Union Pacific, the U.S. military, Rock Island Arsenal and Superior Energy Resources. It provides continuing international shipments to support the infrastructures of Germany and Russia.

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The Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Wooden Railroad Ties

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 by Julie Dion

Here at IntegriCo Composites, we are striving to protect the planet by offering a more environmentally-friendly alternative to wooden railroad ties. Over 25,000 trees were saved from becoming railroad ties in 2018 through our production of IntegriTies™ ­– composite rail ties made from landfill-bound recyclable plastics.




“We are proud to remain at the forefront of responsible manufacturing. Through building long-lasting and versatile IntegriTies™, we offer railroads an option to the traditional wooden railroad tie,” said IntegriCo CEO Scott Mack.

The United States cuts down approximately six million trees annually to replace 24 million wooden ties on 200,000 miles of railroad tracks.  Trees are vital to air quality by storing and releasing carbon, but factors like deforestation threaten the important role of trees around the world.

Each April 22, Earth Day raises awareness for environmental protection, including the estimated 60,000 different species of trees.  One 80-year-old oak tree will, on average, make four railroad ties.  One mile of railroad track uses about 3,650 railroad ties, which means at least 912 trees are needed for one mile of track.  Alternatively, we can convert 765,000 pounds of plastic into IntegriTies™ to create one mile of railroad track. We have diverted 80 million pounds of landfill-bound plastics since 2009 through our manufacturing.

As many as 4 million wooden railroad ties, treated by Creosote, will end up in landfills every year.  This preservative extends the life of a wooden railroad tie but complicates the disposal process.  Creosote includes cancerous carcinogens that are released into the air if burned, and the chemicals can also be absorbed into soil and water systems.  No chemicals are needed to create or preserve IntegriTies™, and our product has a calculated lifespan of 50 or more years ­– five times that of wooden ties. 

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IntegriCo Partnership with Closed Loop Fund

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Nicholas West
RLog – June 28, 2017  – IntegriCo Composites Inc., a leader in the composite industrial products manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Closed Loop Fund to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure as well as to expand its strategic sourcing programs in capturing increased volumes of landfill bound plastics. 
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IntegriCo Announces the Completion of Debt and Equity Financing in Excess of $11M in Support of its Expansion into Louisiana

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 by Nicholas West
PRLog – April 1, 2015  – The collaborative efforts of the State of Louisiana, the US Department of Agriculture, Bank of Montgomery and IntegriCo’s investment partners  including Acadia Woods, JH Whitney Investment Management, Iron Bridge Capital and Chart Venture Partnerswill make the July 2015 opening of its new facility in Springhill, LA a reality, stated IntegriCo’s CEO, Scott Mack.  Engineering and equipment installation is underway today, managed by the Southland Process group out of Atlanta, GA.
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IntegriCo Adds Two More of the Largest Railroads in North America to its Customer List, as Demand for Engineered Recycled Plastic Railroad Ties Soars

Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 by Nicholas West
PRLog (Press Release) – January 6, 2015 – IntegriCo Composites, a leading manufacturer of high performance recycled plastic railroad ties, today announced that it is producing product for five out of the eight Class 1 railroads in the North America (class one railroads are the largest in the industry).  IntegriCo’s products have been successfully installed from Mexico to Canada, with repeat customers driving high demand for the install of composites crossties in their railway system. more
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