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Brenner delays scrapyard plan

Keywords: Tags  scrapyard, Jay Brenner, GreenGearheads, Cycle Systems, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The former president of a Virginia scrapyard chain now owned by Gerdau Long Steel North America has postponed his plans to proceed with a new scrap and salvage yard.

Jay Brenner’s company, Roanoke, Va.-based Green Gearheads Inc., has temporarily shelved plans to obtain a special exception to open a yard in Salem, Va. The company, which plans to recycle nonferrous metals, light steel and paper, was formed in November, according to state records (, Jan. 31).

Brenner is the former president of Roanoke-based Cycle Systems Inc., now owned by Tampa, Fla.-based Gerdau.

The matter was on the agenda for an April 14 council meeting, but Brenner asked that the situation be continued for at least six months, according to the city.

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