ORLANDO, Fla. A Chicago-area scrap company has completed a two-year expansion at one of its facilities after finalizing the installation of a baler this month.
B.L. Duke Inc. aims to process 10,000 tons of ferrous scrap at its nine-acre facility in Forest View, Ill., with the addition of a Galland Henning FM-3 baler, a spokesman said. The company did not provide any details on the total investment.
"Chicago is still a manufacturing town, and our new baler allows us to be more competitive in the prime grades of scrap that are abundant here," said Lou Plucinski, president and chief executive officer of B.L. Duke.