Corp. is set to open a new feeder yard to supply its Jackson,
Mich., auto shredder.
The recycler, a wholly owned
unit of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., is expected
to receive approval from the Coldwater Township Planning
Commission to open its doors during a special meeting April 10.
It would be OmniSources 10th facility in Michigan.
The yard is expected to employ
three workers, Clyde Billips, OmniSources Michigan
division manager, told AMM. It will buy ferrous and
nonferrous material, and will decommission vehicles
Fort Wayne-based OmniSource,
which acquired the property at an October auction, has already
completed site work and installed a 70-foot truck scale on the
6.5-acre parcel. It formerly served as an auto wrecker, a
township spokesman said.
"Our main focus will be on
retail, post-consumer recycling," Billips said. "We see this
area as a niche pocket, and our decision is part of our
strategy to open up another feeder yard to feed our Jackson
The township held up the
approval until it verified that the recycler had taken steps
with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to keep
stormwater and contaminants from seeping into a local wellhead
that supplies water to the area, the township spokesman said,
adding that OmniSource is expected to receive approval,
provided that all the paperwork is complete.