Mills and Foundries

Partnering with end users

A leader in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling, BL Duke, is a mill direct supplier capable of marketing materials via barge, rail, and truck.


  • 69 acres of Ferrous Processing
  • 250,000 sq. ft. Non-Ferrous Warehouse
  • Three Ferrous Balers – Largest in Midwest
  • Two Non-Ferrous Balers
  • Stationary and Mobile Shears
  • Aluminum Pucking Operation
  • Copper Wire Processing
  • 30,000 Ferrous tons per month
  • 2,000,000+ lbs. Non-Ferrous per month
  • Barge, Class 1 Rail and Truck Transport
  • Company owned Barges and Rail Car

BL Duke provides processed ferrous and non-ferrous materials to mills and foundries throughout North America and to export markets globally. We customize the handling and processing of materials in accordance with each consumer’s specifications.

With our 69 acres and 250,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, our Joliet and Forest View, Illinois locations are well positioned to ship direct to end users via truck, class 1 rail and barge. Our team prides itself on prompt, reliable delivery of products tailored to meet the needs of our consumers.

Unrivaled Efficiencies

BL Duke is the only privately owned recycling company in Chicago-land with the ability to transport by barge, rail, and truck. Our company owned barges and rail cars located at our 69 acre Joliet, IL facility, deliver direct access to markets outside of the Midwest.

We sell Ferrous and

Non-Ferrous Metals

We sell a full range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Ferrous Metals

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Scrap Dealers and Brokers
  • Aluminum Puck Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Copper wire recycling
  • ferrous metals recycling
  • Niton Read
  • ferrous metals recycling

Commonly Asked Questions

Yes, We sell materials directly to mills and foundries.

We support domestic mills and foundries and will sell to export markets when domestic homes are not an option or if they are price prohibited.

We transport by barge, class 1 rail, and truck. Learn more.

BL Duke operates state-of-the-art processing equipment to bale, sheer, and torch both ferrous and non-ferrous material. Our combined three balers are capable of processing 1500 tons daily of ferrous material. Our new 250,000 sq. ft. non-ferrous warehouse is equipped with a 200 horsepower baler capable of baling up to 1 million pounds of copper and aluminum per week. We are also equipped with copper wire processing capabilities.

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