Metals Market Inc. is ramping up output at its newly
commissioned auto shredder.
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
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).