Joseph Smith & Sons unit starts Md. shredder

Mar 01, 2013 | 05:16 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  auto shredder, Joseph Smith & Sons, European Metal Recycling, Smith Industries, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Smith Industries Inc. has started up its new auto shredder in Cumberland, Md., signaling a further inland reach for the company.

Smith, a subsidiary of Capitol Heights, Md.-based Joseph Smith & Sons Inc., itself a venture of Warrington, England-based European Metal Recycling Ltd. (EMR), fired up the shredder sometime in the past week. The company declined to comment on the investment.

Despite a nationwide shredding overcapacity, two shredder operators said the new operation might have found a niche in an area that isn’t overrun with shredders and can pull scrap from a large area. The facility, located on a 15-acre parcel less than 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, can draw on all three metropolitan areas to secure feedstock.....

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