CMC commissions nonferrous sorting plant

CMC commissions nonferrous sorting plant

Wendt Corp. among technology providers at Lexington, South Carolina, location.


Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) was joined by equipment and technology provider Wendt Corp. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at CMC’s Lexington, South Carolina, facility May 9, 2018. The ceremony was held to commission CMC’s newest shredded nonferrous metal sorting plant.

At the event, guests toured the new recycling plant and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. CMC officers present included Chairman, President and CEO Barbara Smith and the company’s Director of Recycling for the East Region Brian Halloran. Both spoke at the event on the positive impact the new plant will have on the community, according to a Wendt Corp. press release.

Smith and Halloran said the new installation involves creating jobs in the community and protecting the environment by reducing the amount of material that is landfilled. The company estimates that thousands of truckloads of metal will stay out of landfills because it will now be recovered by the metal recovery plant.

The equipment and technology at the facility will allow CMC to recover nearly all metals from the automobile shredder residue (ASR) generated by CMC’s shredder locations in the Southeast, according to Wendt Corp.

“It was a true pleasure to be invited to CMC’s ribbon cutting ceremony,” Tom Wendt Jr. said. “The ability to be a part of CMC’s 100-year history and hearing about the positive environmental and economic impact that the plant we supplied will have on the community is a very rewarding experience for me.”

The ceremony also was attended by CMC employees and the regional management team, plus South Carolina government officials.

Wendt Corp., with headquarters in Buffalo, New York, says it has customized CMC’s nonferrous recovery plant to meet its specific needs using a combination of Wendt and other OEM equipment. The complete system will recover mixed nonferrous metal grades, including zorba and zurik, as well as more difficult to recover materials, such as insulated copper wire and fine metals.