Southern Metals Recycling Inc. and Waccamaw Metal Recycling
plan to open a joint-venture facility in Conway, S.C., facility
purchased Turners Used Auto Parts Inc. at the end of
December for an undisclosed sum, and waited to announce the
project until all of the permits were in order, Jonathan Alper,
president of Wilmington, N.C.-based Southern Metals told
self-service auto salvage yard will stock about 1,300 vehicles,
which will be crushed and sold to shredders after being held
for 60 to 90 days.
The buildings included
in the sale have been demolished, and the recyclers started
construction two weeks ago on one of two proposed buildings. A
70-foot truck scale will be installed at the new yard, which is
expected to open in December.
"We see this as an
opportunity to grow and to be successful. You have to maintain
some growth. We did research on the demographics and the
population is about the same as Wilmington, which has been good
for us," according to Alper.
The location of the
facility was a plus for Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Waccamaw. "I
am in this market and can help with the management of the
facility, as well as market the nonferrous materials,"
president Jeffrey Rogers.