Pennsylvania scrap recycler CSR acquires Brandywine Recyclers Inc.
Consolidated Scrap Resources Inc. (CSR), York, Pa., has announced the acquisition of the recycling business assets of Brandywine Recyclers Inc. of Lebanon, Pa.
Brandywine operates a 12-acre recycling facility in Lebanon, where it collects and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal as well as paper and plastics. The Brandywine facility is located 35 miles east of CSR’s shredding plant in Harrisburg.
“The Brandywine acquisition is a great addition for CSR,” says Richard E. Abrams, CSR’s chairman and CEO. “It complements our existing business, gives us a strong presence in areas east of our current operations, and provides a platform for our scrap paper and plastics recycling businesses. We have great respect for Brandywine’s owners, Frank Dixon and Richard Scott, and are pleased that Mr. Scott and his management team will remain with us following the acquisition.”
The Brandywine facility was founded in 1931. Its current owners acquired the business in 1975, and have since expanded and built it into a diverse recycling company. It also partners with local municipalities and charities to manage and expand their recycling programs. “Those partnerships will definitely continue when CSR takes over operations,” Abrams says.
The acquisition is scheduled to close by early August of 2008. The new facility will be known as CSR-Brandywine.
CSR bills itself as a leading regional ferrous and nonferrous scrap processing and materials raw supplier. It currently operates five recycling facilities in Central Pennsylvania, including three in York, one in Gettysburg, and a shredding plant in Harrisburg.
CSR also offers scrap logistics management services to manufacturing plants and other industrial customers throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Tracing back to its predecessor companies, CSR has been in the scrap metal recycling business for more than a century.
More information on the company can be found at www.consolidatedscrap.com.