NEW YORK Mervis Industries Inc. has opened a 25-acre
scrapyard in Crawfordsville, Ind., near steelmaker Nucor
Corp.s steel mill, with plans to open another yard in
Urbana, Ill., next year.
The new yard falls under the Danville, Ill.-based
recyclers peddler-focused Advantage Recycling banner, and
will accept ferrous, nonferrous and electronic scrap, company
director Michael Mervis told AMM.
The site will also service industrial accounts and serve as the
headquarters of trucking division Mervis Transportation.
We are already serving industrial accounts in the area,
and the location of this facility will allow us to better serve
those accounts, Mervis said. It will also reduce
our environmental impact by decreasing our trucking
Mervis said the new yard is located at the exit just off
the interstate where Nucor is situated, which was one of
the sites key appeals.
He added that the company is currently constructing another
Advantage Recycling scrapyard in Urbana, which is projected for
a late spring open date.
The companys Mattoon, Ill., site, formerly known as
General Steel & Metals, has also been rebranded under the
Advantage Recycling banner.