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FORD MOTOR COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EARTH DAY: MAJOR NEW RECYCLING FACILITY TO SERVE 50 FORD SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN LOCATIONS

 FORD MOTOR COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EARTH DAY: MAJOR NEW RECYCLING
 FACILITY TO SERVE 50 FORD SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN LOCATIONS
 WHERE: FORD SCHAEFER RECYCLING CENTER
 Near Ford Parts and Service Division, near
 I-94 on Schaefer Road, Dearborn.
 WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 21
 WHAT: The newly completed Ford Schaefer Recycling Center is
 capable of processing more than 50,000 tons of refuse
 per year, reducing the amount of waste being sent to
 local landfills by 50 percent to 70 percent and saving
 1 million trees annually.
 Ford spokesmen will describe environmental and business
 benefits of the facility -- which now recycles refuse
 from 17 Ford facilities. It is planned that 50 area
 facilities will use the Center.
 There will be a demonstration of the new equipment in
 the Schaefer Recycling Center including:
 -- Cardboard being compressed into 1,300-pound bales
 for shipping to recycling facilities
 -- Large conveyers transferring tons of dry refuse
 to be separated for recycling
 -- Trucks unloading refuse for processing
 -- Wood being chipped for landscape ground cover
 Press Kits and B-Roll footage available.
 NOTE: Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22.
 DIRECTIONS TO FORD SCHAEFER RECYCLING CENTER:
 SCHAEFER RECYCLING CENTER
 3051 Schaefer Road
 Dearborn, MI 48120
 313-336-2244
 From Southfield Freeway: Exit at Rotunda, eastbound.
 Take to southbound Schaefer Road. Turn right. Travel
 approximately 1/4 mile (going over I-94). Entrance to
 the facility is on the right. See "Schaefer Recycling
 Center and Transfer Station" sign.
 From I-94 Expressway: From Detroit (traveling
 westbound), exit at Schaefer Road, northbound. Travel
 approximately 1/2 mile (going beneath RR viaduct).
 Entrance to the facility is on the left. See "Schaefer
 Recycling Center and Transfer Station" sign.
 CONTACT: Mike Parris, 313-322-7998, or Beryl Goldsweig,
 313-337-2456, or (broadcast media) Jim Vella,
 313-322-9600, all of Ford.
 -0- 4/20/92
 (F) CO: Ford Motor Company ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU: PDT


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