is a New York City
-based holding company controlled by Ira Rennert
that invests in other companies across a range of industries.
On August 20, 2004, it was announced that Ronald Perelman
's MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings
company would form a joint venture with AM General's current owner, Renco Group, to give Perelman 70% ownership of AM General. The deal reportedly cost close to US$1 billion.
Through subsidiary, Inteva Products
, LLC, Renco Group purchased Delphi's Global Interiors and Closures businesses in March 2008.
The Renco Group also owns various mills and mines in the United States
and South America
, and pollution problems at some of the company's properties have sparked public outcries, environmental lawsuits, and hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental penalties and fines.
One Renco subsidiary, magnesium
producer US Magnesium, is accused of polluting the Great Salt Lake
operations by another Renco subsidiary, Doe Run Company
, are responsible for elevated levels of lead
, and cadmium
in Herculaneum, Missouri
, and elevated levels of lead, copper
, and sulfur dioxide
in La Oroya, Peru
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