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Building a New Chicago | B.L. Duke Wins CTA Railcar Bid

B.L. Duke was awarded the bid to remove and recycle 85 Chicago Transit Authority Railcars. These cars have been in service since the early 1960's and are nearing the end of their lifespan. According to the CTA, over1,300 railcars currently…

June's Market: Looking for the Floor In June

After two consecutive months of falling prices we were hopeful the scrap market would improve with the weather.  Unfortunately, June scrap prices appear to be decreasing once again.  In May, prime grades and shredded scrap decreased…

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We’re fortunate to partner with companies who share our recycling vision. Together with our customers we've made a positive impact on the Earth. Here are a few 2013 highlights: Protected over 16,000 mature trees …
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February Scrap Forecast: Will We Feel the Love?

Unlike the prior three months, there is a fair amount of uncertainty regarding February's scrap market.  Continuing extreme weather conditions as well as lack of export demand have combined to make February's scrap pricing difficult to…

Scrap Forecast - January 2014

The scrap market holiday cheer that began with price increases in November and December will continue into the new year with a fair amount of strength.  A much improved manufacturing sector coupled with a tight supply of scrap metal will come…
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As Temperatures Cool, The Scrap Market Heats Up

What can we expect to see in the scrap markets in November and throughout 2014? Hopefully something positive! From September to October 2013, we experienced relatively flat markets. October's trading started off mostly unchanged but ended with…
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Update: Chicago's Red Line Project Completed

In early May 2013, B.L. Duke was contracted to recycle the old Chicago CTA Red Line. B.L. Duke was heavily involved in the beginning phases of the Red Line Reconstruction project. During the demolition phase, not only did B.L. Duke complete…

B.L. Duke Receives Company of Year Award by the AWMI

B.L. Duke was awarded this year's Company of the Year by the AWMI, the Association of Women in the Metal's Industry. On September 26th, 2013 the Chicago Chapter of the AWMI hosted their 30th Annual Industry Dinner and Awards Banquet at the…