Scrap broker sues over turnings quality

Mar 21, 2012 | 04:27 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  turnings, Global Mill Supply, Jeff Plonski, Frank DiNardo, Fort Iron & Metal, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Georgia-based scrap broker is suing a Detroit scrap broker for alleged breach of contract for selling 3,000 gross tons of turnings that it said didn’t meet melting requirements.

Global Mill Supply Inc. of Alpharetta also accuses Fort Iron & Metal Co. and owner Frank DeNardo of fraud for allegedly falsifying photographs of the scrap.

Jeff Plonski, a Global Mill agent, brokered a deal last July under which Fort Iron would supply 1,000 gross tons of machine shop turnings, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan. Global was selling the material to an offshore broker, who was then selling it to customers in India and Taiwan. Plonksi would not be inspecting the sealed containers, so DeNardo used photographs to document the loads.....

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