Western Metals moving to new Provo site

Western Metals moving to new Provo site

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Provo recycling firm is opening a new 53-acre site after making way for a Utah Transit Authority bus hub and transit center.

Western Metals Recycling official Ken Swenson tells the Daily Herald of Provo the new $10 million facility will let the company expand operations and provide drive-thru service.

The move from a 2 1/2-acre scrap yard at 600 South and 100 Eastto a site off South Colorado Avenue stems from agreements with the city and UTA. A ceremony is scheduled Wednesday.

The move made way for a TRAX and FrontRunner intermodal hub and parking lot, due for completion in 2012.

Western Metals traces its roots to Provo Hide and Fur Company in the years before World War II. Its parent company is Nucor Steel Corp.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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