Defense sales shift has potential to establish pricing benchmarks

Aug 09, 2005 | 01:49 PM | Paul Schaffer

The U.S. Defense Department's impending shift to Liquidity Services Inc. to market military scrap is likely to provide metal recyclers with a new set of pricing indicators.

An Arizona subsidiary of the Washington-based company already sells the Defense Department's surplus equipment and supplies via the Internet. One feature of that site is a log of recent winning bids (http// A dropdown menu allows the visitor to select a lot by title and serial number.....

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