PITTSBURGH Edward M. Sisk
Inc. has opened its third metal recycling facility, marking a
departure for the 67-year-old South Carolina company, which
previously resisted expansion.
The Duncan-based company, which
now does business as Scrap For Us, opened the doors on its new
nine-acre facility in Gaffney, S.C., on April 29.
"It is unusual to be around so
long and not have a lot of yards. My mother was the previous
owner. She liked to keep things simple and wasnt looking
to expand," vice president Travis Knight told AMM.
"When my brothers Eric, Greg and I took it over, we had the
choice of doing something with it or becoming stagnant. We
decided to grow it."
The Gaffney area seemed ripe as
there are limited places to recycle in the area, he said.
The company acquired the
scrapyard in September and spent the winter constructing a
45,000-square-foot drive-through nonferrous warehouse, laying
concrete pads and installing a 70-foot truck scale.
All vehicles and metal collected
in Gaffney will be sent to one of its two Duncan yards for
processing. In addition to the new location, the Knights
expanded processing abilities and invested in a chopping
It also bales, torches and
crushes cars. Scrap is primarily sent directly to consumers,
but some is resold to shredders.