Doe Run's Buick Resource Recycling Division Proactively Installs Vehicle Wash Station

Company invests nearly $600,000 in new equipment for more efficient cleaning.

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We're committed to continually reviewing and improving all of our practices, including transportation, to honor those priorities.

Boss, Mo. (PRWEB) December 21, 2007

The Doe Run Company's Buick Resource Recycling Division (BRRD), the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facility, is proactively investing nearly $600,000 in an automated vehicle washing station that will more thoroughly and efficiently clean vehicles leaving the recycling plant.

"Being a good neighbor and practicing environmental stewardship are natural priorities for the recycling facility," said Steve Arnold, general manager at BRRD. "We're committed to continually reviewing and improving all of our practices, including transportation, to honor those priorities."

All vehicles that enter BRRD are required to be washed before exiting the grounds, and vehicles currently are cleaned manually. The new station will use higher water pressure and cover a larger area of the vehicles, allowing for faster and more thorough cleaning.

The station, expected to be operational sometime in January, will feature a washing capacity of approximately six vehicles per hour. The number of vehicles, typically haulage trucks, exiting the site each day varies based on production and shipments.

Transportation engineers selected equipment for the washing station that is uniquely suited for handling the number of trucks delivering items to be recycled. For example, more than 13.5 million spent lead-acid batteries are recycled at BRRD each year.

BRRD, located in Boss, Mo., plays a crucial role in the lead lifecycle. Along with the lead-acid battery, the most recycled consumer product, BRRD is an industry leader in glass-to-lead recycling, which recovers lead from cathode-ray tubes found in old televisions and computer monitors.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facility, located in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

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Contact:
Christi Dixon
(314) 469-3500
cdixon @ standingpr.com
http://www.doerun.com

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