Fort Worth, Texas-based Sortera Alloys is moving its manufacturing operations to 909 Coliseum Blvd. N. in Fort Wayne, which will bring 100 jobs. Staff photo by Lisa Esquivel Long
Fort Worth, Texas-based Sortera Alloys is moving its manufacturing operations to 909 Coliseum Blvd. N. in Fort Wayne, which will bring 100 jobs. Staff photo by Lisa Esquivel Long

Sortera Alloys, an early-stage, high-tech metal recycling company, announced plans Nov. 10  to move its manufacturing operations from Texas, creating up to 100  jobs at its new Fort Wayne facility by the end of 2022.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company is investing up to $4.2 million to purchase and equip its new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing operation at  909 Coliseum Blvd. N. 

The company, which currently employs 15  in Texas and six in Indiana, plans to hire software engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, technicians and other workers beginning this month. 

 

“Sortera is partnering with local metal processing companies to deploy a fully integrated demonstration system, which will be able to produce 100 million pounds of recycled materials annually and is expected to be operational by March 2021,“ according to the release.

Sortera uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to sort and recycle non-ferrous scrap metal from vehicles on a commercial scale. The metals—aluminum, copper, zinc, brass and others—can then be converted into new, high-value products. 

Nalin Kumar, president and CEO of Sortera, said in the release, "We believe we can make a global impact, and we're happy to take this important step in Fort Wayne." 

.The company recently received an investment from Chrysalix Venture Capital, a global venture capital fund.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Sortera Alloys Inc. up to $1 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company can claim them once Hoosiers are hired. .

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