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B.L. Duke Stands Up to Breast Cancer

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  A woman is diagnosed every 2 minutes with Breast Cancer in the United States.  One of our own, Shannon Evoy, is fighting cancer.  Shannon was diagnosed with stage 2, Triple Negative Breast Cancer…
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Scrap Metal Forecast: No Light at the End of the Tunnel?

As we enter the Fall of 2015 the outlook for the scrap market and the metals industry in general is bleak to put it lightly.  The thought was that the scrap pricing collapse that occurred in February would be the bottom of the market and…
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B.L. Duke featured in American Metal Market

In a recent interview with American Metal Market Daily, B.L. Duke President Lou Plucinski discussed the advantages that small- and mid-size scrap metal companies like B.L. Duke experience during down markets. He attributes his company’s…
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Crain’s Chicago Fast Fifty Companies

We're more than excited to announce that B.L. Duke was chosen as one of Crain’s 2015 Fast Fifty Companies! Every year, Crain’s releases their infamous Fast Fifty list, which recognizes companies that have shown significant growth over…
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June is Warming Up, Time to Jump in the River!

The Midwest scrap market has had more than its fair share of challenges in 2015.  Even though B.L. Duke expects Midwest ferrous scrap prices to rise in June, this does little to restore us to the levels realized in 2014.  With market troubles…

B.L. Duke Celebrates Earth Day at St. Symphorosa

Happy Earth Day! We spent the morning celebrating with St. Symphorosa’s fourth graders. St. Symphorosa is located in Chicago, IL.  The 4th graders were tasked to make crafts out of recycled items and all proceeds from the sale of these…
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B.L. Duke Launches Mobile Website

We're excited to announce our new mobile website - www.blduke.com! Our team has dedicated time and energy to create a mobile friendly website with your needs in mind. At B.L. Duke, we strive to keep up-to-date with the newest technologies,…
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B.L. Duke Salvages Sunken Barge on Chicago River

Whatever the scope of the task at hand, B.L. Duke is dedicated to providing a solution for our customers. On October 17th, 2014, B.L. Duke was contacted by a long time customer to salvage and recycle a construction barge that had broken in half…