Metal International LLC has obtained a conditional land use
permit from the city council in Houston, Alaska, allowing it to
open its second scrapyard in the state in order to take
advantage of a rail expansion project.
Tri Metal will open a metals collection and transfer center in
Houston to serve the Port Mackenzie Rail Extension, which will
add 32 miles of new rail line between Houston and Port
property is adjacent to the railway. Tri Metal will clear eight
of the acres in its daily operations. The recycler will install
a 120-foot truck scale, as well as baling and shearing
"We will probably open
in November and picked this area because there is quite a bit
of scrap here," Tri Metal managing partner Syed Hussain told
As a condition for the
permit, the council required that a $1-million liability policy
be taken out naming the city as an additional beneficiary.
Federal stormwater permits must also be in place.
Tri Metal exported its
first load of scrap metal to South Korea last year (
amm.com, Nov. 21).