PITTSBURGH Pennsylvanias 611 Metals Recycling has opened a second scrapyard to expand its reach within the state.
Pipersville-based 611 Metals assumed ownership of the former A&L Recycling Group LLC in Warminster, reopening the site in February. The facility, which has industrial and retail customers, is less than 20 miles from the three-acre Pipersville site.
"We were approached by the owner, who wanted to sell, and we wanted to get more scrap from lower Bucks County," co-owner Michael Carr told AMM.
Carr is in charge of buying and selling material. Co-owner Tammy Johnson oversees the office, accounting and receiving part of the business, which buys ferrous and nonferrous scrap, appliances, vehicles and electronic waste. 611 Metals also performs baling and shearing.
The Warminster location is smaller and all scrap is sent to the other yard, where it is sold to larger scrap operations.
"We have only been open a month and have already increased business there by 400 percent through advertising and good customer service," Carr said.
The company started in Plumstead in 2010 and moved to Pipersville last summer after it outgrew its original location.
"We have grown from two employees to 23 employees in just a couple years and now have over 100 customers a day," Carr said, adding that investment in a truck scale has been an integral part of its growth.