Midwest Scrap to Install Two New Auto Shredders

Large shredders in Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kan., expected to be operational in 2013.

August 2, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
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Midwest Scrap Management, a Kansas City, Mo.-based scrap metal company, has announced plans to build and operate an auto shredder at a new site it recently acquired in Oklahoma City.

The decision to site an auto shredder in Oklahoma City follows on the heels of the company announcing plans to install an auto shredder at newly acquired land in the Wichita, Kan., area. (Read the earlier story here).

According to Jim Summers, Midwest Scrap Management operations manager, the Oklahoma City auto shredder will be a 125-inch model from Harris, Tyrone, Ga. The site also will include a downstream system. Summers says the company is in the process of taking bids on the downstream system.

The new site has been zoned and has all the permits in place. The auto shredder will be located on an 80-acre parcel of land previously occupied by a manufacturing company. Summers says the Oklahoma City location is ideal as it presently is paved with concrete, a power station and much of the infrastructure needed.

Midwest’s other recently purchased auto shredder will be located at a new site the company purchased in Park City, Kansas. The company is in the process of developing the land for the 98-inch Harris shredder that will be installed there.

The addition of the two auto shredders, which could both be operational by the middle of 2013, will give the company a total of three auto shredders. Midwest’s existing auto shredder is located at the company’s Kansas City headquarters location.