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Friday, April 9, 2010

Kraus-Anderson Building $117M Florida Battery Recycling Plant

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. has begun work on a $117 million battery recycling plant in Florida for Gopher Resource Corp., the company said Thursday.

The 309,733-square-foot lead battery recycling plant in Tampa will be operated by EnviroFocus Technologies, a Gopher Resource subsidiary, and is expected to create 120 jobs, Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson said in a news release.
Kraus-Anderson said the facility, one of only 13 of its kind nationwide, is expected to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified upon its completion in 2012.

About 50,000 lead batteries per day will be recycled at the plant, with most of the high-quality lead reclaimed and refined for new automotive and industrial batteries.

Kraus-Anderson has built three LEED Gold-certified buildings in St. Paul, Bloomington and Lino Lakes, plus 27 other LEED projects elsewhere in the nation.