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 Nov. 1.
"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).