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.