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Minn. recycler looks to grow nonferrous site

Keywords: Tags  metals recycler, Alliance Steel Service, Michael Zweigbaum, EOS Metals, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Alliance Steel Service Co. will start construction on a 15,000-square-foot addition to its Minneapolis nonferrous recycling facility within the next several weeks after receiving approval from the city planning commission.

The Minneapolis-based recycler has been issued a conditional use permit to expand at its 6.23-acre site, according to a city official. Once completed, the work force at the facility will nearly double to 23 full-time employees.

The extra warehouse space will be used to house its high-valued scrap metal, which will be separated, baled and shipped out for further processing. The operation is not open to the public.

The investment is being done to integrate the company’s November acquisition of EOS Metals Inc. (, Nov. 1), Alliance Steel Service’s top executive said.

"This will create a lot of synergies because our dealer and industrial warehouses will be under one roof. Having both work forces together gives us a huge logistical advantage," chief executive officer Michael Zweigbaum told AMM.

Two stormwater ponds will be created on the northern and southern portions of the acre site to capture and treat stormwater and prevent it from leaving the property. It will also be allowed to store material on the south side of the property to make way for the stormwater system.

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