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
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
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.