Noranda Forms New Company to Replace Previous Recycling Unit
Toronto, Ontario— Noranda Inc. announced that is
has re-organized its wholly-owned, U.S.-based, recycling operations into
a new company called Noranda Recycling Inc. Noranda Recycling is part
of Noranda’s Canadian Copper and Recycling business unit and is
based in San Jose, California.
The new organization will consist of three recycling
facilities that were previously operated by Micro Metallics Corporation.
These facilities are located in San Jose and Roseville, California, as
well as Lavergne, Tennessee. A fourth plant is located in East Providence,
Rhode Island and was operated by Noranda Sampling Inc. The new company
will employ approximately 200 people.
Noranda Inc. is also in the process of commissioning
a new end-of-life electronics’ recycling facility in Brampton, Ontario.
Production at the new facility is scheduled to begin later in July and
it is expected to process approximately one million pounds a month of
The San Jose and East Providence facilities will continue
to focus on copper and precious metal recovery from electronics, telecommunications,
automotive, refining and metal fabrication industries. The Brampton, Roseville
and Lavergne facilities will focus on end-of-life electronics recycling
through Noranda’s relationship with Hewlett Packard and other original
equipment manufacturers. On average, approximately 150,000 tons (15%)
of the raw material feed for Noranda’s primary Canadian copper and
recycling operations is derived from recyclable materials.