PITTSBURGH The Blase
family has purchased an auto shredder for its new recycling
facility in Lithonia, Ga.
Craig, Gary and Kevin Blase will
open Encore Recycling LLC on the 30-acre site this summer.
Construction of the facility, which will include a separate
wire-chopping plant, is under way.
The company declined to offer
further details on the Harris shredder plant, which includes a
ferrous downstream separating system.
In 2007, the family sold
Norcross, Ga.-based Blaze Recycling & Metals Inc. to a
private equity firm. The Blase brothers five-year
no-compete contract expired in July 2012; they announced in
December they were returning to the industry (
amm.com, Dec. 4).
"The scrap industry has become
more competitive since we sold our last enterprise. There are
so many new entrepreneurs in our industry, many of whom have
acquired new technologies that, in the past, only the most
capitalized could afford. This new shredder will help Encore
penetrate the market," Craig Blase said.