Minister Davis Tours New Processing Facility

Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Bernard Davis, toured NEWCO Metal and Auto Recycling’s new processing facility in Foxtrap, Conception Bay South on Friday.

NEWCO’s new processing facility is the first of its type in the province and features an advanced shredder produced by Wendt Industries. Last year, the Provincial Government invested $260,000 under the Labour Market Partnerships program to provide training for workers using the new and highly-specialized equipment.

Twenty existing and newly-hired employees received comprehensive, hands-on training including technical inspections, operating trials, commissioning, operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety. In addition, extensive cross-training was provided to the employees on various aspects of the shredder’s operation, maintenance protocols and safety considerations.