NEW YORK Texas scrap metal processor BRM Metals Group LLC is moving to a 20-acre site it acquired to satiate a bullish growth plan.
Burleson, Texas-based BRM has received clearance from Johnson County officials to move its operation to Alvarado, Texas.
The company acquired the Alvarado land after coming up against zoning issues at its Burleson facility and finding its eight-acre site limiting, chief executive officer Moz Malik told AMM.
We were in the Burleson yard for two years. Unfortunately, we had a zoning issue not being grandfathered in, so we were limited to processing just ferrous pipe and tanks, he said.
The move to Alvarado also will allow the company to launch a nonferrous recycling operation. We never had a chance to get into nonferrous at Burleson. We were restricted. And we never got a chance to serve the public bringing in No. 1 heavy melt and light iron. We needed to move, Malik said.
The company plans to invest $2.1 million in the expansion over the next 15 to 18 months, including a second scale, shears, heavy equipment, trucks and trailers, as well as concrete work and docks.
The modest operation aims to process 5,000 tons of ferrous scrap per month, along with 200 tons of aluminum cans and 200 tons of stainless steel scrap.
The company exports about 70 percent of its ferrous scrap to countries like India and South Korea.