PITTSBURGH Behr Iron
& Metal Co. has gained some traction in its quest to
purchase a metals recycling operation in Illinois that could
provide feedstock for one of its three auto shredders.
The Rockford, Ill.-based company
has been approved for a special-use permit by the Livingston
County Regional Planning Commission should it purchase the
1.59-acre property in Pontiac, according to the county planning
The recycler is seeking to
purchase the facility from Crouch Enterprises Inc. but needs
the special-use permit because it intends to expand the
existing business and decommission and crush vehicles at the
site. The property is currently zoned for commercial use.
The Pontiac yard could send its
feedstock to Behrs shredder in Peoria, Ill., which was
expanded and upgraded last year (amm.com, Feb. 16,
Neither Behr nor seller Michael
Crouch could be reached for comment.