Waelz Sustainable Products (WSP) was founded in 2018 through a joint venture between Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc National. WSP combines the experience of Zinc Nacional as a pioneer in Waelz Kiln technology, along with the environmental expertise and innovation of Heritage Environmental Services. WSP is focused on servicing the steel mini-mill industry by providing a sustainable solution for by-products.
Put simply, WSP recovers useful metals left over from other manufacturing processes that not long ago were sent to landfills, hence the ‘Sustainable’ part of the Waelz Sustainable Products name.
WSP is bringing safe, responsible economic growth to Cass County, IN by creating jobs and delivering incremental, annual business tax revenue to the county and state.
Through this project, WSP plans to invest upwards of $110 million in Cass County, directly employing about 90 workers, including plans to hire locally, in new, good-paying jobs and generating business tax revenue for Cass County and the State of Indiana. Additional indirect jobs will come from commercial enterprises, including construction, engineering, financial services, and hospitality, to support the new facility and its employees.
WSP is well positioned in Cass County to serve a large portion of steel producers throughout the Midwest, offering them a competitive logistics advantage.
Like Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc National, WSP plans to give back to the community by focusing on education and job training. WSP also intends to contribute grants to community and school groups for environmental and other projects.
WSP partners have a long track record of community engagement and are committed to working with city leaders and residents to become a valued member of the Cass County community.
We encourage you to watch residents, business owners and employees of WSP’s sister zinc recycling facility in Millport, AL share their stories about the positive impact the facility has had on their community. Like WSP, the sister facility called Steel Dust Recycling (SDR), has created jobs, helped to boost local businesses and continues to give back to local schools and organizations. These videos help show what residents in Cass, County, IN can expect with WSP as part of their community.
For more information on WSP, including FAQs, how to submit questions, provide feedback, and more – please visit: https://www.wspcasscounty.com/