RMG STATEMENT REGARDING ILLINOIS EPA PERMIT FOR GENERAL III, LLC

The permit establishes that RMG has met all environmental requirements and the environmental controls and equipment at the new General III facility will exceed those found at any other steel shredding operation in Illinois or the surrounding states. The permit imposes strict conditions that will ensure we keep our commitment to respect and protect air quality and public health.

As we told the IEPA, numerous comments opposing the permit were wildly false and lacked either a factual basis or scientific evidence. We are looking forward to commencing operations in early 2021 with the most technologically advanced facility available and bringing jobs and commerce to the Southeast Side, where RMG has operated and provided community support for nearly three decades.

Donations Pour Into RMG’s Neighborhood

RMG companies proudly support The Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry, located on our property. After helping them relocate to our East Side property over eight months ago, they are now able to serve over three times the number of families. NBC5 Chicago reported that a GoFundMe project has raised nearly $60,000 to provide food and baby supplies to East Side residents hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and recent civic unrest. We were pleased to greet Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th) and Alderman Michele Smith (43rd) and applaud their efforts to raise money and deliver groceries to support our neighborhood families. RMG’s affiliated company, GII, LLC, has owned and operated General Iron on the North Side since the fall of 2019, and we’re working hard to replace the north side facility with our new state of the art General III metal recycling facility on our 175 acres at 11600 South Burley Ave. We are East Side Strong!

 

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