Schnitzer closes locally

Published 7:41 pm Friday, May 15, 2015

Schnitzer, one of the nation’s largest recyclers of scrap metal, closed the doors to its location on Dothan Road this week.

A sign hanging on the front gates to the recycling yard asks dumpers to take any metal waste to their locations in Dothan or Albany.

IDA Executive Director Rick McCaskill said having the Schnitzer location in Bainbridge was an amazing resource for Bainbridge.

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“It’s going to be a problem,” McCaskill said. “We knew they had problem. That is a problem. We had been working with them for several years and offering them other sites.”

Details on why the site closed have not been revealed.

“This definitely is something you need in your community,” McCaskill said.

Founded in 1906 by Russian immigrant Sam Schnitzer, the Oregon-based company’s primary activities are collecting, processing and recycling scrap metal (ferrous and nonferrous metal) and producing finished steel products such as rebar and wire rod from the recycled materials.