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Scrap industry veterans mull expanding Dallas presence

Keywords: Tags  metal recycling facility, Gold Metal Recyclers, 2401 Vinson, Kenny Goldberg, Neil Goldberg, EMR, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A pair of scrap industry veterans are planning to start up a new metal recycling facility in Dallas.

The Texas city’s planning commission held a hearing earlier this month on 2401 Vinson Lane LLC’s request for a special-use permit to open a 26.4-acre metal processing yard with indoor and outdoor storage.

The company’s principals include brothers Kenny and Neil Goldberg, partners in Gold Metal Recyclers Ltd., which owns seven metal recycling operations in Texas, including two in Dallas, and one in Mexico.

There are no imminent plans to build out the property, Gold Metal Recyclers president Kenny Goldberg told AMM. The plans outlined to the city would require a significant investment, and the company is merely getting affairs in order in case it wants to proceed.

Plans for the metal salvage facility would include 6,935 square feet of office space and 49,234 square feet of enclosed storage-related space, according to city documents. The site also has rail access, and there are plans to build a rail spur to move metals in and out of the facility.

City staff has recommended that the appropriate permits be issued for two years and 10 years, provided the recycler revises its site plan and traffic management plan.

Gold Metal Recyclers also has a joint venture with EMR USA Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of European Metal Recycling Ltd. (, Sept. 21, 2011).

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