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.
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