USA: SMM Proposes Port of Redwood City Investment
The North American Metals business of Sims Metal Management (SMM) has announced a proposal to expand and upgrade its facility at the Port of Redwood City, California, according to the company.
Sims Metal Management is proposing to invest up to $10 million dollars to upgrade the location to become “a full-service shredding, processing, and export facility.” According to an SMM news release, the company already has invested more than $10 million in the last two years at the location to improve operational efficiencies and reduce its environmental footprint.
“Due to its mid-peninsula location, the port of Redwood City has shown that it is an ideal location for a major recycling operation, as evidenced by the success of our current operations,” says Steve Shinn, president of the west region of SMM North America Metals. “The enhancements we propose to make could double the number of well-paying ‘green-collar’ recycling jobs, while also increasing environmental safeguards and protecting the Bay. “
In addition to the improvements proposed for its recycling facility, Sims says it is supporting and it will assist with other improvements to enhance the value of the port and its utility for all users. One of the improvements slated to take place is the dredging plan to deepen the port channel and provide access to larger draft vessels.
Dredging Today Staff, March 28, 2012;