PITTSBURGH Asset Metal Recovery LLC wants to open a scrap processing plant in Italy, Texas, where it is based.
Company president Hannah Braden is seeking a special-use permit to open on a 8.15-acre site in Ellis County. The company has its own stream of incoming scrap and works with an affiliated company that has participated in the demolition business for a decade, Braden told AMM.
The property is zoned for manufacturing and includes more than 21,000 square feet of office and building space. Asset Metal Recovery already owns shears and plans to add a baler and truck scale.
There are no major metals recyclers in the area, Braden said, noting that the facility will be open to the public.
The towns planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing April 22 to consider the request. If approval is granted, the request will be addressed at a May 13 city council meeting.
The company has already received approval from the state and could be open 90 days after it receives city council approval.