PITTSBURGH SMC Recycling Inc. plans to open a new feeder yard to support its Corinth, Miss., auto shredding facility.
The Selmer, Tenn.-headquartered metal recycler has submitted a building permit application to the city of Tupelo, Miss., to construct a scrapyard on a razed 20-acre site that once served as a distribution center.
"Feedstock is tight and we need to go out further to reach for scrap," president James Daniel told AMM. "Tupelo is good for logistics because we are in that area every day."
Daniel said the land is being prepared while the company waits for the permit approval. The land is already zoned properly.
The yard, which will serve the peddler trade, has rail access, is located off a major highway and has good visible access, Daniel said. The company will construct a 10,000-square-foot building, as well as install a 70-foot truck scale and nonferrous baler and logger, targeting a Sept. 1 opening.
The company expects to spend $500,000 at the site, excluding the purchase price of the property, which it bought in 2011.
SMC Recycling has another operation in Booneville, Miss., which sells directly to mills.