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Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) founded by Jeffry Gertler and Richard Gertler.


SMS acquired Illiana Scrap & Core, Hammond, Indiana.


SMS Mill Services, LLC was established and built scrap management and processing operation in Burns Harbor, Indiana to service one of the world’s largest steel producers.


SMS Mill Services set-up scrap management and processing operation in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

The company also launched a commercial operation in Malcolm (Calvert), Alabama, adjacent to ThyssenKrupp Steel USA and Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC.


SMS acquired Behr Iron ‘s Port of Indiana Baling Facility, Burns Harbor, Indiana.

The company also formed a trailer leasing joint venture, SMS Intermodal Services, LLC.


New greenfield commercial scrap operation in Warren, OH.

New greenfield scrap management and processing operation at JSW Steel (USA) in Baytown, TX. SMS Mill Services set-up scrap management and processing operation in Warren, OH for Warren Steel Holdings, LLC.

Acquired All Star Metals, LLC and All Star Shredding, LLC in Brownsville, TX.


SMS Mill Services set-up automated slab scarfing & cutting operation, and formed 2 joint ventures: SMS de Mexico and SMS Foremex, to handle automotive and industrial scrap generators in Mexico.

All Star Metals, LLC (ASM) – now Scrap Metal Services – Brownsville – a subsidiary of Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), was awarded the contract from the United States Navy to tow and dismantle the ex-Forrestal (CV-59).


Fe Xchange Group, LLC brokerage and trading services was formed.

Acquired Paul’s Auto Yards, with 7 locations in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

Purchased the assets of MRS, which included Nonferrous, Heavy Media Plant, and Shredder.

Acquired the auto shredding operation of 360 Degree Metal Recycling in New Carlisle, Indiana.


SMS awarded mill services and slag management processing contact at FRISA’s Santa Catarina Nuevo Leon, Mexico facility.

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