Wieland North America Breaks Ground on $100 Million Copper Recycling Center in Shelby County, Adding 75 Jobs

06/2022: Gov. Andy Beshear celebrated with regional officials and corporate leaders from Wieland North America in Shelby County the groundbreaking for a new $100 million copper and copper-alloy recycling facility that will create up to 75 quality jobs for local residents with additional job creation plans.

“Last year, we welcomed Wieland North America’s announcement of a new headquarters in the commonwealth as well as the company’s first production facility in our state,” Gov. Beshear said. “This investment is another important piece in Kentucky’s unprecedented economic growth, and I can’t wait to see the success Wieland has here in the commonwealth.”

The new recycling facility will melt and recycle copper and copper-alloy scrap for use in manufacturing semi-finished products for customers throughout North America – and will also position Wieland for future investment and job creation at the site. In early 2021, the German company announced it will locate its new North American headquarters in Louisville with an $8.8 million investment, creating another additional 75 full-time jobs.

Wieland North America manufactures copper and copper-alloy products, including sheet, strip, foil, tube, bar and other fabricated components for its North American customers. The company also rerolls and forms other metals, such as stainless and carbon steel. Additionally, Wieland operates a distribution and processing network consisting of 15 sites nationally. Its products are used in a variety of industries, including building and construction, munitions, automotive, coinage and electronics/electrical components.

© Photo: WIELAND Group /KY CED

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