PITTSBURGH All Metals Market Inc. is ramping up output at its newly commissioned auto shredder.
The Fremont, Neb.-based metals recycler had been considering a shredder for three years and started the process about five months ago, owner Kevin Yount told AMM.
The company opted for a Model M16 Drake 1,000-horsepower shredder manufactured by Bologna, Italy-based ING Bonfiglioli SpA that can generate 20 to 30 tons of shredded scrap per hour.
"These days there are too many mouths to feed in the scrap industry, and we wanted a shredder that can take care of our scrap," Yount said.
The facility is more than capable of generating enough feedstock to feed the shredder, according to the company. "We dont need to go and look for scrap, and if we dont find any new customers we will be fine," he said.
The recycler sells the majority of its material to a mill in Norfolk, Neb., operated by Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp.
"The larger shredders are beautiful machines, but I dont know what we would do with it and it wouldnt fit our niche," Yount said, adding that there are shredders to the north, east and west of Fremont.
The company purchased the equipment from Northbrook, Ill.-based Alan Ross Machinery Corp., which is the U.S. dealer for ING Bonfiglioli.
It is unclear where the zorba generated from the downstream facility will be sold, and the company said it is looking at its options on where to market the material.
The company, which has 40 employees, has been growing rapidly, Yount said. In February All Metals Market installed its second shear (amm.com, Feb. 11).