International Inc. has resumed operations at its Elyria, Ohio,
recycling facility after an Oct. 23 fire. No damage to
equipment or injuries were reported.
The blaze broke out
around noon in shredding equipment used to process aluminum
scrap, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based company told
AMM Oct. 24. It was "extinguished very quickly," he
Workers were evacuated
following standard safety procedures, and operations resumed
the same day, the spokesman said. Aleris plans to investigate
the cause of the fire.
A shredding and sizing
operation, the Elyria facility makes aluminum products
including slag conditioners, desulferizers and deoxidizers,
which help remove excess oxygen and impurities during
steelmaking, for steel mills and service centers in the United
States and Canada.