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D.H. Griffin plans another Va. scrapyard

Dec 04, 2013 | 05:31 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  metal recycler, D.H. Griffin Wrecking, Steel Dynamics, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. plans to open a facility in Roanoke, Va., deepening its footprint in the state.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based recycler has applied for a special exception to open a metal recycling and wrecking facility on 6.1 acres in Roanoke. The board of zoning appeals is scheduled to hold a hearing Dec. 11.

D.H. Griffin already has Virginia operations in Richmond and Bristol, and recently won approval to open a scrapyard on an 18.4-acre parcel in Ridgeway (, Aug. 28).

The company has been looking for a suitable location in the area to accommodate its local industrial accounts as well as a Steel Dynamics Inc. mill, according to the application. The yard also will be open to retail customers.

Junked vehicles will be held for parts for between 60 and 90 days before they are processed as scrap.

D.H. Griffin will not process scrap initially but may seek another permit in the future to install a baler.

It plans to keep an existing building on the property to house nonferrous scrap, a new office building will be erected near new truck scales, which will be installed at the gate, and the perimeter of the property will be fenced.

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