Owners and executives from Sadoff Iron & Metal Co., based in Fond du Lac, Wis., were joined by Lincoln, Neb., Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln Airport Authority Executive Director John Wood and representatives from the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sadoff’s new 13-acre site in Lincoln Airport West. The new location is a repurposed brownfield site previously used by the U.S. Air Force for fuel storage, the company says.
“We are very excited to be here at this great new facility,” said Mark Lasky, Sadoff CEO. “Sampson Construction, Davis Design, the Lincoln Airport Authority and the city of Lincoln have all been fantastic partners on this project, and we thank them for making this a reality.”
Lasky added, “We have been in Lincoln since 1999, and this site, along with our Omaha location, will allow us to continue to provide the services that have supported our industrial and scrap metal retail growth in the region.”
The site opened for business Oct. 14, 2013, and will hold a customer open house in the spring of 2014, Sadoff said.
The new Lincoln location was built in partnership with the Lincoln Airport Authority, which issued industrial revenue bonds to cover the cost of construction. Sadoff will repay bonds by fulfilling a long-term lease agreement, the company reports.
The site was engineered for “ease of use” ingress and egress traffic patterns, Sadoff says, and includes Department of Environmental Quality certified stormwater and environmental compliance features, security cameras and radiation detection equipment. The location is served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Sadoff was founded in 1947 and is a third-generation, family-owned scrap metal recycling company. The company first began operations in Lincoln in 1999 at the request of Deeter Foundry.