The now empty lot that used to house the former BorgWarner complex will see construction in the next few months of the Waelz Sustainable Products zinc facility. The project is a joint venture with Heritage Environmental. (Photo: Corey Ohlenkamp/Star Press)
The now empty lot that used to house the former BorgWarner complex will see construction in the next few months of the Waelz Sustainable Products zinc facility. The project is a joint venture with Heritage Environmental. (Photo: Corey Ohlenkamp/Star Press)
MUNCIE — A lot of work is going to begin at the former BorgWarner property in the next month or two, according to officials of a company that plans to begin operation in 2020 and eventually employ almost 100 people.

The industrial site on Muncie's southwest side has been quiet since an announcement of a new zinc oxide and iron concentrate facility in early January, but company officials and local development officials recently provided updated information on the project.

The facility will be a joint venture between Heritage Environmental out of Indianapolis and Zinc Nacional out of Monterrey, Mexico and will be a nearly $85 million investment.

Nigel Morrison, President of PIZO Technologies at Heritage Environmental Services, updated members of the city council during a Monday night meeting, saying the company expects groundbreaking in July or August.

The plant will open in late 2020.

Morrison said that the company wanted to work on reaching out more with the community so they fully understand the project, which is a recycling process at its core.

The new facility will be a big change for the site that used to be the home of one of Muncie's largest employers.
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