Copper and copper alloys supplier Wieland plans to launch a new copper recycling center in Kentucky, USA that is slated to be operational by H2 2022. The company has invested $100mn in the facility and will have an estimated workforce of 75.
Wieland wants to leverage the recyclability of the red metal to meet the growing demand for sustainably produced recycled material. The company also intends to utilize the latest and most efficient technology for closed-loop recycling, though it did not disclose the volumes it plans to recycle through this system.
The Shelbyville site will be a recycling and third-party scrap refinement hub.