LATEST NEWS

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 Transport (BLDRT). Located on the Des Plaines river adjacent to our Joliet processing facility, BLDRT took over the Gerdau…
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Crain's Chicago Fast Fifty Companies For 2018

We’re more than excited to announce B.L. Duke was recognized as one of Crain’s Fast Fifty Companies for 2018! Each year, Crain’s releases its Fast Fifty list, which recognizes Chicago-area companies that have shown significant growth…

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…
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B.L. Duke Announces New Stevedoring Division - B.L. Duke River Transport

We couldn't be more excited to announce the launch of our new wholly owned subsidiary, B.L. Duke River Transport. Our new division will focus on stevedoring services with both indoor and outdoor storage. It gives us the ability to transload…
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B.L. Duke Named AMM 2018 Scrap Company of the Year Finalist

We here at B.L. Duke are pleased to announce that we have been named a finalist for the 2018 American Metal Market’s Steel Excellence Awards in the Scrap Metal Company of the Year category. Winners will be announced on June 26, 2018 at…
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2018 Economic Outlook

I attended the Precision Metalforming Association’s(PMA) 2018 Economic Outlook presentation by William A. Strauss on February 23, 2018. William is a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It is…
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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…
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China's 'Big Ban' & The Scrap Metal Industry

What Now, China? Recently there has been uproar in the recycling industry and to be candid, we didn’t think this news would have such an effect on the Scrap Metal Industry.  In July, China proposed a new ban at the World Trade Organization…