Entries by Kaylee Garvey

Duke Salutes – Ron Antos

On Veteran’s Day, we want to honor and thank all Veterans for their service and sacrifice.  We’d especially like to highlight and salute our very own Veteran, Ron Antos.  Ron has been in the military for nearly 10 years and is currently serving in the Air Force Reserves.  He joined our team as a Dispatch […]

A Tribute to Shannon E. Collins

October is the month we bring awareness to Breast Cancer and all the Research that goes into it.  At B.L. Duke, this disease hits home a little too hard, especially this past year. B.L. Duke has had multiple employees battling this disease at one time.  Unfortunately, in June of this year, our dear colleague and friend, Shannon Collins, lost her Breast Cancer Battle.

AMM & SPB Creating Waves in the Windy City

There are major scrap metal price changes unfolding for both the American Metal Market and Scrap Price Bulletin.  These changes will have a direct effect on the Chicago’s scrap market. Just 6 months ago, we shared that the  American Metal Market  (AMM) divided the Chicago market into 2 categories:  Historical Footprint and Expanded Footprint.  The […]


2018 Scrap Metal Outlook

At this time last year, we had a lot to be optimistic about. In 2017, the market rebounded moderately with continued growth after a tough 2016 market.  Now, we are a couple months into the new year  and are predicting a bright 2018 outlook for the scrap metal industry.  Markets kicked off with a generous […]


Revolutionizing the Recycling Industry

This month we are proud to be celebrating our 17th anniversary! Today, more than ever, we are laser focused on our mission.  “We are revolutionizing the recycling industry through technology and transportation efficiencies to drive responsiveness and maximize client value.”  The following video features our Joliet yard and showcases our growth and capabilities. “Looking back at […]

Barge Efficiencies – Driving Responsiveness & Value

The addition of barge transportation is an example of how B.L. Duke is revolutionizing Chicago’s metal recycling industry and maximizing our customer’s value.  The opening of B.L. Duke’s second yard, located in Joliet, IL has added to the company’s success in the past year.  “This was the largest expansion project in our company’s history,” states Lou […]

Bringing Manufacturing Back Home

Last month, we had the opportunity to attend a Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) event featuring Harry Moser, president and founder of Reshoring Initiative .  Moser started the Reshoring Initiative to encourage companies to “reshore” and bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, where they first started.  His talk focused mainly on the benefits of reshoring, why […]

Duke Salutes – Shannon Evoy

Periodically B.L. Duke will introduce a member of our family. We feel it’s important to help you put a face to a name and to salute a team-member for their ongoing dedication. Shannon Evoy – Sales Manager Day to Day at Duke It is that time again, when B.L. Duke would like to salute one of […]