ISA Opens Auto Recycling Operation

Kentucky scrap company says it intends to keep 1,500 cars in stock.

  • July 18, 2012
  • Recycling Today Staff

Industrial Services of America (ISA), a Louisville, Ky.-based scrap metal recycling company, has opened its first auto recycling facility at its main scrap processing location in Louisville. The new business, called ISA Pick.Pull.Save, is expected to help supply ISA’s auto shredder with a steady supply of auto hulks. A spokesman for ISA says that at full capacity the new company will be able to house around 1,500 vehicles on site. The auto recycling facility is the first for ISA. “It is a good opportunity for ISA to capture the scrap at an earlier part of the process,” says Bob Coleman, a spokesman for ISA.

The official grand opening of the facility is expected to be July 26.

“ISA made the decision to get into the auto parts business in order to secure scrap metal at its earliest point of entry into the market and reduce its supply chain risk,” says Brian Donaghy, ISA’s president and COO, in a news release. “The obvious benefit to this is that we are also able to provide customers with a cost-effective way to buy auto parts.”

The company says ISA Pick.Pull.Save features a streamlined, computerized inventory system that catalogs the parts on site and that it will be staffed by a group of experienced mechanics to answer customers’ questions.