La Farga's $39 million facility marks the company's first expansion into
"My concerns are the air-quality and the noise level that they are going to produce," said Robert White, who lives near the new plant.
The combination of the SDI La Farga facility and an aluminum recycling plant located about a half mile away has some neighbors asking questions.
"If that one makes as much noise as that one does, it's going to be bad around here, said White.
Although neighbors have their concerns, a federally enforced air permit will ensure that SDI LA FAGA follows emission regulations.
"We're spending close to $4 million on improving the emission and collection systems were committed to make it right, said Mark Millett, President CEO of Steel Dynamics.
Roy Perala, the President of SDI LA FARGA says that neighbors should not be concerned about the new facility polluting the air.
"This is my fifth mill construction I've been through and they were all a lot larger projects putting out a lot more emissions into the air and this is quite small compared to all of those, said Perala.
SDI La farga expects to create 35 new full time management jobs by 2013.
SDI La farga says they plan to invite the entire neighborhood to the plant to show them exactly what they do and to answer any question they might still have.