January 31, 2014  

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) is pleased to announce a new division, SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC, as a result of acquiring Paul’s Auto Yard, Inc. and Shafer’s Auto Yard, Inc. with operations in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC operates eight self-service auto parts yards with retail sales, where customers can select and remove auto parts needed from a large selection of used cars and trucks at each location. These yards also purchase ferrous and nonferrous scrap for recycling and allow SMS to expand its Midwest region’s geographic reach further into Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, to better service its suppliers and customers. SMS Paul’s Auto Yard, LLC’s facilities are in South Bend, Gary, Westville, Lake Station, Elkhart and Demotte, IN and Coloma, MI.

“This is a new retail service business for SMS, which allows our company to further diversify and strategically expand its recycling operations in the Midwest”, says Jeffry Gertler, CEO of SMS.

Paul Shafer, president of Paul’s Auto Yard, Inc. stated: “We are pleased to be able to join SMS at this time and look forward to continued growth of our auto parts and recycling business as an important new segment for SMS”

About Scrap Metal Services, LLC

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham (Chicago), IL, now operates twenty scrap processing, steel mill support services, ship breaking and oil rig dismantlement intermodal/truck/railcar dismantling facilities and auto parts sales in the United States. SMS also provides full-service scrap management, consulting and purchasing services to industrial scrap generators and demolition contractors, on a local and national basis. SMS is a supplier of ferrous and nonferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers.