Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) has acquired the ship recycling company All Star Metals LLC (ASM), and All Star Shredding LLC (AS) both located in Brownsville Texas. ASM was founded by Nikhil Shah in 2003 and has grown to into one of the largest ship recyclers in North America. AS which operates a Newell 98-104 Shredder processes obsolete, and industrial scrap and is capable of producing 180,000GT annually. ASM was a 2012 finalist for the American Metal Market Scrap Company of the year award. ASM and AS are managed by Nikhil, Nirav, and Lopa Shah all of whom will join the SMS management team and continue with their management roles of ASM and AS.
“We are extremely excited about adding the Shah family to our management team as well as their entire organization,” says Jeffry Gertler CEO of SMS. “The addition of ASM and AS will enhance the products that we are able to offer our ferrous consumers as well as create a platform to grow our business in the Southwest region.”
“The acquisition of ASM and AS will allow SMS the opportunity to expand our scrap service capabilities to our customers in a safe and environmental compliant fashion in a much broader geographic area. ASM and AS has one of the highest environmental and safety ratings in the country and mirrors SMS’s safety responsibility to its employees and the environment”, says. Richard Gertler C.O.O. of SMS.
Nick Shah comments, “The synergies between SMS and ourselves will allow us to grow together in an efficient manner. Our stories of how we started, our vision of how we will grow and our ability to maximize profits in today’s scrap market, is what all of us see eye to eye on.” With the addition of ASM and AS, SMS headquartered in Burnham, IL, now operates 7 commercial facilities and 3 mill services facilities . The plants are located in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Texas. SMS specializes in scrap processing, scrap management and consulting, scrap brokerage, and steel mill services, intermodal / railcar decommissioning, ship recycling and remediation, shredding and dismantling services in many states. SMS is a supplier of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers.