Opus Expanding Spectro Alloys’ Recycling Capacity with Build-to-Suit Facility in Rosemount, Minn.

To improve recycling rates and meet the growing demand for recycled aluminum, Opus is designing and constructing a 90,000-square-foot, build-to-suit recycling facility for Spectro Alloys in Rosemount, Minnesota. The facility will enable the Midwest's leading aluminum recycler to increase its production of recycled billet and sheet ingot from post-consumer scrap aluminum, including aluminum cans.

Spectro Alloys chose Opus for their industrial building expertise, ability to respond to project complexities, fully integrated design-build approach and ability to compress schedules for earlier delivery. 

The facility will include industry-leading automation and state-of-the-art equipment for sorting, melting, casting and homogenizing aluminum scrap and the best available pollution control technology. The plant will reduce energy use and carbon emissions 95% compared to the production of new aluminum. It will increase the company's recycling capacity by 120 million pounds per year and create up to 50 new full-time jobs.

Aluminum billet is used as raw material for extruders, which turn it into products such as railings, window and door trim, and structural components for cars, boats, airplanes, trailers, docks and more. Also produced will be sheet ingot – high purity slabs of aluminum weighing up to 60,000 pounds each, which are a feedstock for rolling mills.

Spectro Alloys is located on Minnesota State Highway 55 and Doyle Path in Rosemount. The new building will feature:
  • 33-foot clear height
  • three dock doors
  • four truck parking stalls
  • clerestory windows, curtainwall windows, LED lighting, and solar power
  • 30-ton bridge crane
  • 12-ton molten metal bridge crane
  • 13,000-gallon water tower
The project is slated for completion in August 2025.