Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. July 6, 2015 – Steelmaker Gerdau, the largest recycler in California, is partnering with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to melt more than 3,000 confiscated weapons at its Rancho Cucamonga steel mill on Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m., located at 12459 Arrow Route. It is the 22nd year the facility has hosted the gun melt, which is intended to reduce the amount of weapons in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Gerdau's Vice President and general manager, Mark Olson, will provide remarks and the gun melt will follow.
"We appreciate the support and effort Gerdau offers each year in this task," said Sheriff McDonnell. "The conversion of thousands of weapons into rebar has assisted the reconstruction of many highways and, dually, the lives of those who were impacted by them. Many are able to heave a sigh of relief today, knowing an implement which was used to intimidate, harm or kill someone they love is being changed for good."