27. November 2017 | Industry, Technology

Spectro Alloys expands recycling plant

Spectro Alloys Corp. is to invest USD5.5m in its aluminium recycling facility in Rosemount, Minnesota. The investment will add jobs, expand recycling capabilities and improve melting safety and efficiency – reducing gas and electricity needed in the recycling process. The project, which will be implemented by mid-2018, includes a new building addition which will house a 21-tonne rotary furnace capable of melting a wide range of aluminium scrap types. It will incorporate state-of-the-art technology, including a filtration plant that will reduce emissions from the recycling process.

The company is now hiring to fill 10+ new full time production and maintenance positions as a result of this expansion. Spectro emphasizes that plant employees average over USD$50,000 in gross wages, with excellent health benefits, 401k matching and profit sharing bonuses. The planned expansion has received support from the State of Minnesota’s Job Creation Fund, which provides a grant once investment and job creation goals are met.

This investment will allow Spectro to recycle a wider range of locally and regionally sourced aluminium products, improving the environmental footprint of recycling in Minnesota even further. “This is Phase 1 of a multi-year investment plan aimed at achieving those goals. Much more to come...”, says the company