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E-recycler expands footprint in Illinois

Jul 06, 2016 | 04:54 PM | New York | Christopher Kavanagh


Fortune Plastic & Metal Inc. is poised to expand its footprint in Illinois after receiving approval from Sandwich city authorities to open its second electronic scrap recycling facility in the state.

The Sandwich City Council and Mayor Rick Olson approved the Jersey City, N.J.-based recycler’s application for a special-use permit to operate a recycling center and process electronic scrap during a June 27 meeting.

Fortune—which filed its application under the name Central Storage & Transfer LLC and already owns the property—is now permitted to make alterations at the site and set up operations for the new electronic scrap recycling facility, according to Sandwich city engineer Tom Horak.

“The city was welcoming to a new facility of this type,” Horak told AMM, noting that the locall government did not set any specific conditions for approval of the permit.

The Sandwich Planning Commission previously recommended the permit be granted following a unanimous vote June 14.

Brian Matza, vice president of Napersville, Ill.-based Fortune Metal Midwest LLC, who represented the company during the June 27 meeting, could not be reached for comment.

Chris Kavanagh