Sims-Hugo Neu drops lawsuit over rival’s plans for shredder

Nov 13, 2006 | 10:57 AM | Michael Marley

Sims-Hugo Neu Corp. has dropped a lawsuit aimed at blocking the construction of a shredder in Colton, Calif., by a rival scrap processor, Pacific Rail Industries Inc.

Sims-Hugo Neu has withdrawn its appeal of a San Bernardino County Court decision dealing with an environmental report that Pacific Rail had submitted to the city's planning commission in conjunction with its shredder plans.

The decision ends a 10-year battle between Pacific Rail owner Charles Siroonian and Hugo Neu-Proler Co., the southern California unit of Sims-Hugo Neu. The fight began when Siroonian announced plans to install a shredder at his yard in Colton. Hugo Neu-Proler, which operates a shredder at its big export yard in Los Angeles, owns Colton Iron & Metal Co., a small scrapyard across the street from Pacific Rail, and adjoining land that it wants to develop for other....

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