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GLE wins approval for Mich. auto shredder

Keywords: Tags  Nathan Zack, GLE Scrap Metal, Michigan, auto shredder, Community Action Committe to Stop the Shredder, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — GLE Scrap Metal Inc. has received approval from Melvindale (Mich.) City Council to install a 2,500-horsepower shredder with a downstream sorting system that will generate 8,000 gross tons of shred per month.

"We received approval with no opposition. It was a unanimous vote," GLE president Nathan Zack told AMM. "We are hoping to be up and shredding by May next year."

The approval came after weeks of opposition from a group of citizens, Community Action Committee to Stop the Shredder, who expressed concerns about possible noise issues and the impact on the environment.

"We have hired multiple engineers and have worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency as well," Zack said. "The shredder should pose no issues to the surrounding community."

Warren, Mich.-based GLE owns another yard in Pontiac, Mich.; an electronics recycling facility in Sterling Heights, Mich.; and three yards in Florida.

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