Entries by Shannon Collins

Bridging the Gap Between Mills and End Users

Summer 2018 has been extremely busy with the opening of our NEW stevedoring and storage subsidiary, B.L. Duke River Terminal (BLDRT). Located on the Des Plaines river adjacent to our Joliet processing facility, BLDRT took over the Gerdau Rolling Mill, adding 250,000 sqft of indoor storage and 30.5 acres with barge and rail access.  The […]

Tacos for Ta-Ta’s

UPDATE:  We’re very excited to announce we surpassed our goal and we were able to donate $2,470 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!  Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in our Tacos for Ta-Ta’s fundraiser. ***NEW DATE*** Friday, November 3rd B.L. Duke’s Forest View Scrap Yard 6400 West Canal Bank Road, Forest […]

Duke’s Donations – Hurricane Harvey

DUKE’S DONATIONS B.L. Duke is teaming up with the Illinois Trucking Association and collecting supplies to help those in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Donated items can be brought to the following locations:   B.L. Duke Headquarters                             B.L. Duke Processing Yard […]


2017 Ferrous Scrap Metal Forecast

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) hosted their annual January outlook meeting focusing on the scrap metal forecast for 2017.  Joseph C. Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of Commodities, at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) discussed 2016 markets and spoke about some key issues for 2017.  In general, Pickard is on the […]

B.L. Duke’s New Website With Fresh Features

At B.L. Duke we’re always striving to offer a fresh approach to the recycling industry.  We’re excited to unveil our new and improved website.  It offers a new look and cutting edge features to make communicating with our team a breeze! LiveChat Looking for a quick response on the ETA of your pick-up or need […]