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Award of Appreciation - Village of Forest View

B.L. Duke received an award of appreciation on August 13, 2013 from the Village of Forest View for our volunteer efforts during April's massive floods. Volunteerism is a core value of our company and we look forward to doing more in the future…
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August 2013 Scrap Forecast

After what felt like an eternity of depressed scrap prices, July's pricing increase was long overdue. As we plod through the dog days of summer, the industry's attention turns to August. The question on everyone's mind is will July's momentum…

Be Red, White, Blue & Green This Fourth of July

Be Red, White, Blue & GREEN this Fourth of July! Here are some ways we suggest being green this holiday: Recycle plastic bottles, aluminum cans, & paper products Use biodegradable plastic ware or reusable flatware Use…
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July Scrap Market: Reasons to be Hopeful

Finally we are beginning to hear some good news for July's Scrap Market!  Most everyone in the industry believed May to be the bottom of the market and we were wrong when June's markets were sideways to down. In the last six months, we have…
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B.L. Duke Helping to Recycle Chicago's Red Line

B.L. Duke has been contracted to recycle the old Chicago CTA Red Line. Starting Sunday, May 19th, 2013 the south branch of the Red Line will be shut down for the next five months in order to rebuild the tracks, many of which have been in place…

Chicago's Scrap Metal Forecast: June Gloom

"June Gloom" is a term most often used to describe an early summer weather pattern in Southern California.  In the case of Chicago-land's June scrap metal market I believe "June Gloom" is particularly fitting.  After March's price increase,…

B.L. Duke Expands Recycling Operations

B.L. Duke has expanded their scrap operations to southwest suburban, Forest View, IL and finalized the installation of a Galland Henning FM-3 Baler.   According to Sean Davidson in the American Metal Market article, Chicago-area Scrap yard…

B.L. Duke Sponsors Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby!

B.L. Duke sponsored Cub Scout Pack 4439 at this weekend's Pinewood Derby!  The BSA Chicago Area Consul Iroquois District, lead the event at St. Symphorosa on Chicago's Southwest side.  Each of the 50 participating Cub Scouts made an official…