Atlanta-based scrap brokerage firm that represents one overseas
customer has purchased property and plans to enter the scrap
metals recycling and auto shredding arenas.
TriMX Biz International LLC has
purchased a 29.32-acre property in Macon, Ga., that includes
nearly 300,000 square feet of warehouse space. The site will be
called TriMX Recycling.
"Up until now, we have been
going to scrapyards near Miami and Houston and buying (their)
No. 1 heavy melting scrap and plate and structural scrap. We
realized we are not going to make any money unless we go
directly to the scrap source ourselves," export manager Jason
The new yard, which is expected
to hire 20 workers and open in three months, will procure its
material from demolition projects and the general public. All
of its ferrous material will be exported, while nonferrous
material will be sold to other recyclers in the area.
TriMX was formed two years ago
by executives in Bangladesh who wanted to establish a formal
trading office in the United States.
"We like the location because
Macon feels like home to us. It is perfect because it is a
straight shot to the Savannah port," Ewing said.
A water treatment plant on the
site is being demolished to make room for processing equipment,
including a truck scale, a shearer and an auto shredder. The
company has received its zoning and planning certificate and is
in the process of getting its business license.
In the long term, TriMX plans to
export scrap out of the Port of Savannah and use the return
trip to import general goods from Bangladesh, Ewing said.