NEW YORK Hub Scrap Metals LLC has acquired a 19-acre property in Pennsylvania as it looks to expand its geographic footprint.
The company, which has outgrown its existing two-acre facility in Hagerstown, Md., intends to develop only 10 acres of the new Greencastle, Pa., site for the expansion, which is slated to be completed by the end of this year.
Hub Scrap owner Greg Dahbura told AMM that work at the new site began last month after a local town planning commission approved conditional use of the property.
"We intend to either expand our business or relocate to the new site from the Hagerstown location," he said.
The cost for the expansion is "in the low seven figures," Dahbura said.
"We dont intend on purchasing any significant processing equipment at the new facility besides possibly a baler and a mobile shear. We feel that the local market is oversaturated on processors, but it makes sense to locate to that facility with a primary focus on torch cutting and baling, which are good niches," he said.
Hub Scrap processes about 3,000 tonnes of scrap per month at its Hagerstown plant and expects this volume to increase once its Pennsylvania location is operational.
"Our plan is to use this new facility to better serve our existing accounts. We are not going to aggressively pursue new accounts," he said. "We feel that supply is tight in the marketplace and its not the type of environment to make aggressive investments in processing capabilities because of the large amount of processors currently in the business."