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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:15am

Industrial Recycler Opens Savannah Facility

A Georgia-based industrial recycling company is expanding operations to the Savannah area.

Governor Sonny Perdue is among those expected to be on hand Wednesday for a ceremony marking the local opening of Newell Recycling. The Atlanta-based regional industrial recycler's Garden City shredder is expected to create 50 jobs. The job gain is modest compared to thousands of coastal area jobs lost during the recession.

Newell Recycling's Frank Goulding says, however, the market is picking up for recyled material. "This is a clear indicator of things getting better, when we see the value of raw materials go up," Goulding says. "We know manufacturing is coming back to life when there's a demand for the product."

The facility can shred a car in about 20 seconds. Its construction was also quick. Local officials fast-tracked the project. Its groundbreaking was in May.