Ferrous Metal Recycling

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Ferrous Processing
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  • Three Balers – Largest in Midwest
  • Stationary and Mobile Shears
  • Torch Preparing
  • 69 acres of Ferrous Processing
  • 30,000 tons per month
  • Barge, Class 1 Rail and Truck Transport
  • Company owned Barges and Rail Car

We provide a complete range of recycling services for ferrous metals designed to meet the recycling needs of everyone from the individual recycler to the largest manufacturer.   

Our Forest View and Joliet, IL facilities are equipped with stateoftheart equipment to bale, sheer and torch materials.  Our three balers have a combined processing capacity of 1500 tons daily.  We ship ferrous materials to mills and foundries both domestically and abroad via truck, class 1 rail, and barge.     

Commonly Asked Questions

No. 1 Bundles and No. 1 Busheling are prime grades as defined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). 

No. 1 Heavy MeltPlate & StructuralShredded Auto Scrap, CastIron Borings and Steel Turnings are secondary or obsolete grades as defined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). 

Steel mills and foundries have different material specifications however in general Heavy Metal and Plate have a maximum size requirement of 5 ft. x 2 ft. to be considered prepared.  Anything larger is considered unprepared. 

These materials are processed at our Joliet scrap metal yard on half-acre impermeable concrete pad.  Here all liquids are retained and processed through our oil water separators.  All hazardous materials are properly disposed of and manifested. 

A gross ton (or long ton) imperial unit of weigh is equivalent to 2240 pounds of 1016.04909 kilograms.  A net ton (or short ton) US unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms. 

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