PITTSBURGH SMC Recycling
Inc. plans to open a new feeder yard to support its Corinth,
Miss., auto shredding facility.
The Selmer, Tenn.-headquartered
metal recycler has submitted a building permit application to
the city of Tupelo, Miss., to construct a scrapyard on a razed
20-acre site that once served as a distribution center.
"Feedstock is tight and we need
to go out further to reach for scrap," president James Daniel
told AMM. "Tupelo is good for logistics because we are
in that area every day."
Daniel said the land is being
prepared while the company waits for the permit approval. The
land is already zoned properly.
The yard, which will serve the
peddler trade, has rail access, is located off a major highway
and has good visible access, Daniel said. The company will
construct a 10,000-square-foot building, as well as install a
70-foot truck scale and nonferrous baler and logger, targeting
a Sept. 1 opening.
The company expects to spend
$500,000 at the site, excluding the purchase price of the
property, which it bought in 2011.
SMC Recycling has another
operation in Booneville, Miss., which sells directly to