NEW YORK Exide
Technologies has begun curtailing production at its lead
battery recycling plant in Frisco, Texas, with the facility now
set to shut its doors by the end of November.
Frisco plant manager David
McKercher said in a letter to the Texas Commission of
Environmental Quality last month that the company would begin
"curtailing certain recycling operations" at the Frisco plant
"All recycling operations will
cease operations by Nov. 30, and the facility will be
considered permanently shut down as of that date," the letter
said. "Decontamination of equipment and buildings, equipment
removal and demolition of site buildings is scheduled to begin
on or after Dec. 3."
The Milton, Ga.-based company
previously indicated that it would only begin laying off
employees at the plant starting Nov. 30 (
amm.com, Sept. 25).
Exide announced in June that it
would close the plant after striking a deal with the City of
Frisco to sell the property for $45 million (
amm.com, June 1). The facility recycled nearly 6
million batteries in 2011.
Exide previously stated that its
four lead recycling facilitiesVernon, Calif.; Muncie,
Ind.; Canon Hollow, Mo.; and Reading, Pa.will
absorb the work that would have been sent to Frisco
amm.com, June 5).