PITTSBURGH A metals
recycler and auto wrecker in North Bennington, Vt., is planning
to open a second location about 10 miles away across the state
border in New York.
The Zoning Board of Appeals in
Hoosick, N.Y., has recommended that the towns planning
board approve a request from Brownells Auto Wrecking
Services to open a metals recycling facility on a 27-acre site
that housed a paperboard mill until it closed in 2008.
The site, which will be renamed
Walloomsac Metal Recycling, has a rail spur that taps into the
Vermont Rail System.
"Our location now is too small
for the amount of metal we are buying," partner Bobby Brownell
told AMM. The company, which buys salvage vehicles as
well as ferrous and nonferrous metals, sells all its material
to Owego, N.Y.-based Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman &
Brownell said a 70-foot truck
scale is already at the location. He said the yard could open
at the end of August if approved by the planning board, which
is scheduled to meet Monday.