Scrap Metal Services Acquires New Facility in Port of Indiana

December 31, 2010  

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) continues its strong expansion and growth pattern by completing the purchase for the assets of the Behr Iron and Steel, Inc Port of Indiana processing facility. “The Behr Port of Indiana Facility location represents a strategic fit to our NW Indiana volume growth,” said Jeffry Gertler, Chief Executive Officer of Scrap Metal Services, LLC. The acquisition was completed on December 31, 2010 and will complement and add significant processing capabilities to current SMS facilities within the NW Indiana and Chicago IL regions.

Along with this acquisition, SMS also opened up a commercial operation in July of 2010 in Malcolm Alabama which is adjacent the new ThyssenKrupp Steel Mill in Calvert Alabama. Richard Gertler, SMS C.O.O. comments, “These added IN and AL processing operations will allow SMS the opportunity to expand our service capabilities to our customers and consumers in a much larger and broader geographic area”.

SMS headquartered in Burnham IL, operates four commercial facilities and two integrated steel mill services operations. SMS specializes in scrap processing, scrap management and consulting, scrap brokerage, and steel mill services, intermodal / railcar decommissioning, and dismantling services in many states. SMS is a supplier of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers.