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Wieland Acquires Recycling Company

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Wieland has acquired Granite City, Ill.-based Totall Metal Recycling. Formed in 1993, the company, is a recycling industry leader in North America, processing a wide range of metal scrap and other recyclables.

The acquisition integrates into Wieland’s North American operations as it is located in close proximity to Wieland’s foundry in East Alton, Ill., and the future recycling center in Shelbyville, Ky.

“The integration of Totall Metal Recycling’s experienced team and partner network expands our recycling capabilities and accelerates the execution of our sustainability and recycling strategy, especially in terms of material processing capabilities. This acquisition once more underscores Wieland´s commitment to continue to invest and grow in North America," said Erwin Mayr, CEO of Wieland.

Totall Metal Recycling serves industrial clients throughout North America, offers a broad range of recycling related services, and currently processes approximately 100,000 tons of scrap per year, including copper scrap, electronic scrap, lead, tin, zinc, aluminum, nickel, cobalt, titanium, residues and other recyclables. The business will complement the recently announced greenfield recycling facility in Shelbyville, Ky., expected to start operations in 2023.

With this endeavor, Wieland takes another major step in responsible sourcing and recycling, underlining its commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality, acknowledging the strong demand for high-recycled content metal from both customers and end consumers, company executives said.