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B.L. Duke adds steel terminal services

Jun 01, 2018 | 08:00 AM |

Metals recycler B.L. Duke has expanded its scope of business with the addition of a subsidiary that offers stevedore services for finished
steel products.

B.L. Duke River Transport has opened on a 30.5-acre facility in Joliet, Illinois, that includes 250,000 square feet of warehouse space. The new
division, which has indoor and outdoor storage, offers transloading and stevedore services that enable it to offload finished steel products
coming off the river from mills in the South and Gulf Coast and then reload the steel onto rail or truck for further shipment, Forest View,
Illinois-based B.L. Duke said.

“We’re always looking for new ways to strengthen our services and improve cost-savings for our customers. This expansion allows us to
help link mills with our customers and suppliers, and illustrates just one more way we’re revolutionizing the recycling industry,” B.L. Duke
president and chief executive officer Lou Plucinski said.

The facility offers an advantage in that it is closer to Chicago and its suburban industrial areas compared with Indiana ports, B.L. Duke said,
adding that the new site is in close proximity to several major highways and rail terminals.


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