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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…
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Chicago Wells Street Bridge Construction Project Includes Innovative Scrap Metal Plan

We are so excited to have won the bid to assist in the Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction Project.  B.L. Duke has been award the contract to transport and recycle the scrap metal from the 91 year old bridge. Out of the Box Thinking While…

Chicago’s Scrap Market: Past, Present, Future

While the demand for non-ferrous metals has been better as of late, ferrous scrap metal’s demand has been underwhelming to say the least.  The wild volatility that plagued the market in 2012 seems like a distant memory.  From May of 2012…
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Despite Slight Drop in February's Scrap Market - Chicago Among Strongest

The 5th effective issue of the American Metal Market was released yesterday, February 7th, showing a small decrease in Chicago's scrap market. Despite earlier speculation, there was only a slight drop of an average of $9 per gross ton across…
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2013: Uncertainty Will Continue to Impede Growth in the U.S. Steel & Scrap Metal Industries

While the U.S. steel and scrap metal market has seemed poised to move forward in recent months it has lacked the momentum needed to make any true gains. "The domestic outlook for steel: Is the glass half-empty or half-full," asked Jim Tumulty…

Shortage of Skilled Workers Across the US

The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers According Harold L. Sirkin, coauthor of the The US Manufacturing Renaissance: How Shifting Global Economics Are Creating an American Comeback book, there is currently a shortage of skilled…

Chicago Scrap Metal Markets are Sideways in January

Contrary to early reports January's scrap metal market was flat from December and it has been fairly unchanged since November of last year.  Early predictions indicated that Chicago's scrap metal market would be flat to up $20/gt in January.…