Universal Scrap Metals Adds Recycling Facility in Kentucky

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 22, 2013

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Universal Scrap Metals Adds Recycling Facility in Kentucky

Universal Scrap Metals Inc. (USM) is adding a recycling facility in Georgetown, Ky.

The Chicago-based USM said in a news release the company’s investment includes purchasing recycling equipment from Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp. (ABRC). The equipment is used to help prepare used beverage containers for processing at aluminum smelting facilities.

The new unit, operating under the name USM Alumacycle, is a group investment between parent company USM, USM Processing Ltd. and USMe LLC.

“This recycling facility in Kentucky will expand USM’s already vast aluminum processing capability and allow us to service more customers in the South,” said USM Alumacycle President Jason Zeid.

The facility can shred, sort and process five million pounds of aluminum per month. It was designed and engineered three years ago by Machinex Industries Inc., a Plessisville, Quebec-basedrecycling sorting technology company.

USM Alumacycle is located in close proximity to some of North America’s largest aluminum sheet mills, eliminating many logistical issues and other costly factors of transporting aluminum commodities, the company said.

USM now operates in eight locations throughout the Chicago area, central Illinois and Kentucky.




About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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