auto wreckers will be displaced when the California city of
Hayward completes eminent domain proceedings to build a new
road to alleviate congestion and provide better access to an
Dismantlers, Atlanta Auto Dismantler, Depot Auto Wreckers and
Dorris Auto Wreckers Inc. all supply shredder operations owned
by Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. and Sims Metal Management
Ltd. and directly supply a local foundry.
The city estimates it
will cost $8.4 million to acquire all necessary property, which
includes businesses unrelated to the metals industry. But the
businesses, which are expected to vacate sometime in 2014, are
concerned that the purchase price will be inadequate and that
it will be difficult to find a new location.
Baryalai Feroz told
AMM that he has owned American Auto Dismantlers for 15
years and is having trouble finding a new site. "The places for
sale are just too much money, starting at $1 million, and the
places for rent dont want an auto salvage yard as a
tenant," he said.
Dorris Auto Wreckers
has been at its location for 50 years, owner Howard Dorris
said. The new road will go straight through the middle of the
7.8-acre yard. "On a positive note, I will own the commercial
property on both sides of the road," he said.
Dorris also is having
trouble finding a new home for the salvage yard. The parcels
are either too small or in a remote and undesirable location,
Dismantler and Depot Auto Wreckers could not be reached for