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Alabama
Alabama
Steel Dust Recycler Coming to Lamar County
(2007-06-27)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Steel Dust Recyling, a company that recycles steel mill dust, has announced plans to build a 35 (m) million dollar plant in Lamar County, in west Alabama.

The facility in Millport is expected to employ a staff of more than 40 when its completed early next year.

A company executive said the plant will be built on a 66 acre site, off Highway 96.

Steel mill dust is a byproduct of electric arc furnaces and the Millport facility will purchase the dust from steel-making plants in Alabama, Mississippi and other Southern states.

S-D-R said the recycling process called Waelz Kiln involves the recovering of zinc - the metal alloy would be sold to zinc smelters worldwide and cement manufacturers for use in road building.

Construction on the plant will begin immediately.

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