Industry veteran John Neu dies at 74

Feb 28, 2013 | 05:00 PM |

Tags  John Neu, Hugo Neu, Sims, Schnitzer, Wendy Neu, scrap, recycling, obituary

NEW YORK — Scrap industry veteran and Hugo Neu Corp. chairman John L. Neu died Feb. 27 in New York. He was 74.

"He was a great philanthropist and businessman, a pioneer in the recycling industry and an ardent supporter of social justice, animal rights and the environment," a company spokesman said.

Neu worked with New York-based Hugo Neu—a company his father, Hugo Neu, set up in 1947—for 50 years and was set to return to the daily ferrous scrap metal recycling business this year after a long hiatus.....

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