Buena Vista -- Before
Recycling a "Rusting Dinosaur"
Buena Vista, Virginia
The Buena Vista Location began it's life in 1894 as Cassimere Woolen Mills, during a Buena Vista boom time. The initial small factory, employing 20 people, grew over the years to the 145,000 square foot facility now home to Auto Recyclers LLC. This entire history of the building can be found on the BV Page under the History of the Buildings Tab.
In 1988, after a second disastrous flood, The Reeves Brothers, owners of the facility and operators of the plant, which made rubber coated fabrics, determined that their business would be better served to operate elsewhere . . . they left town . . . the building, abandoned and neglected, deteriorated over the next 20 years. And then came Auto Recyclers LLC. And the Recycling began . . . from a rusting dinosaur to a clean, modern spacious recycling center, open to the public, managing curbside recycling, increasing the amount of material recycled in Rockbridge County by at least 10 fold.