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Colliers Site Selection partners with Aurubis AG to help locate the largest multimetal recycling operating in the U.S.

Aurubis AG starts construction of a € 300 million (approx. $ 320 million) multimetal recycling plant in Augusta, Georgia

Representing one of the biggest international investments in the state of Georgia, 150-year-old, German-based Aurubis AG broke ground June 17, 2022 in the United States’ first large secondary smelter for multimetal recycling.

Total investment in Augusta, Richmond County in Georgia, is estimated at € 300 million (approx. $ 320 million), and the plant is expected to be fully operational by mid-2024.

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