Newell Recycling opens facility in Savannah

Newell Recycling held a “grand opening” celebration of its new state-of-the-art metal and recycling facility in Savannah, Georgia.

“We are very excited to be celebrating the opening of our new state-of-the-art metal recycling facility in Savannah, which is now our largest facility,” said Bobby Triesch, vice president and director of ferrous operations.

A groundbreaking ceremony at the 40-acre Savannah site was in May of 2008. Newell Recycling made an initial investment of $20 million at the Savannah location and asked for no tax abatements.

Employees of Savannah’s Newell Recycling facility line up in front of recycled pieces created by Newell’s 6,000 h.p. shredder, capable of grinding the equivalent of 170 cars per hour into fist-sized pieces. The Savannah plant celebrated its grand opening in August.

To maintain its tradition of being environmentally conscious, the company committed to preserving many specimen trees and planting almost 100 new trees on the property, which is located on a newly-built 1.5-mile-long access road off Dean Forest Road.

In addition to automobiles, the shredder processes appliances and demolition scrap. The technology allows Newell Recycling to separate the steel and non-ferrous metals into a valuable, furnace-ready raw material for steel mills, foundries and smelters. The metal produced by the shredder can be converted into new metals more easily and cost-effectively than mining the earth, while saving precious natural resources.