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Newell to open Savannah shredder

POSTED: June 26, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, is opening a state-of-the-art facility in the Savannah area later this year. The company has been granted final approval and received all necessary permits to open its Garden City plant, slated for a December opening.

Newell Recycling of Savannah, LLC will initially employ 75 people in Garden City, with plans for approximately 100 employees once all aspects of the plant are fully operational in early 2009. Interested job applicants are encouraged to visit for more information.

The Savannah operation, the company’s third shredder plant and eleventh location overall, will feature a 6,000-horsepower Newell MegaShredder, a technologically-advanced metal recycling machine that processes and separates ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including automobiles, appliances and demolition scrap, quickly and efficiently into fist-sized pieces that can be converted into new metal stock more easily and cost-effectively than mining the earth for precious natural resources.

The company, which held a groundbreaking ceremony at the 40-acre site on May 14, has made an initial investment of $17 million, and has asked for no tax abatements. In keeping with the corporate tradition of environmental responsibility, Newell Recycling is preserving many specimen trees on the site, while planting nearly 100 new trees on the property.

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1935 by Alton Scott Newell, a pioneer in the scrap metal industry who also invented the Automobile Shredder, Newell Recycling is recognized as a worldwide leader in ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling, research and technology.

For more information on the company, its locations, hours of operation, employment opportunities and more, please visit


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