Future Plans

Building a foundation for the next century, RMG is excited about replacing GII’s North Side operation with RMG’s new metal shredding and recycling facility along the Calumet River in Chicago. The transition is on track to be completed in early 2021.

The new facility will feature a new enclosed shredder and advanced technology pollution control equipment on a 175-acre, well-buffered site that is approximately seven times larger than GII’s current location and five times more distant from the closest neighbors. RMG is investing $80 million in building the new facility. 

After the Illinois EPA issued a draft air permit for construction of the new shredder and provided public notice, hearings, and a comment period, RMG executives submitted their own comment in response to the unfounded complaints and concerns expressed about the new facility. RMG’ public comment may be found here.


Read RMG’s fact sheet with details on the planned expansion of the large metal recycling facility, including key features to protect the environment here.

Read RMG’s full proposal for the facility expansion here.