The U.S. Shredder and Castings Group, Trussville, Ala., has announced plans to open a new castings inventory facility in the Charlotte, N.C., area to serve its customers throughout the East Coast and Southeast. U.S. Shredder says the new facility, to be the company’s second, is expected to be operational by January 2014. The company opened its first castings warehouse in Mackinaw, Ill., in July 2013.
According to U.S. Shredder, the new site will have partial or complete loads of hammers, caps and other high-volume shredder castings ready for immediate shipment. The company adds that the facility will focus on inventorying shredder parts that do not justify the ordering of complete container loads, particularly the company’s 6085 models.
According to Barry Sheppard, U.S. Shredder vice president of aftermarket sales, “The immediate response we received at our Midwest facility encouraged us to open the second warehouse faster than originally planned. We are working with our customers to allow them to keep their own inventory lower while being assured that quick delivery for less-than-full containers will be available to them.”
Sheppard adds, “This is working well for our larger, higher-volume customers and lower [volume customers]. I imagine we will be looking at our third facility in Texas by the end of next year.”
The U.S. Shredder and Castings Group offers scrap shredders, control systems, downstream systems, nonferrous recovery systems, air systems, scrap shears, balers and loggers as well as shredder castings, service, engineering and consulting to the worldwide scrap industry.