Chicago-based scrap metal recycler snaps up two Texas recycling operations.
Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), a metals recycling company based in Burnham, Ill., has acquired the ship recycling company All Star Metals LLC (ASM) and All Star Shredding LLC (AS), both operating in Brownsville, Texas.
The ship recycling company ASM was founded by Nikhil Shah in 2003, while All Star Shredding operates a Newell 98-104 auto shredder, which processes obsolete and industrial scrap. The facility is capable of producing 180,000 of shredded scrap per year.
Both companies being acquired are managed by Nikhil, Nirav and Lopa Shah, all of whom will join SMS’ management team and continue with their management roles of ASM and AS.
“We are extremely excited about adding the Shah family to our management team as well as their entire organization,” says Jeffrey Gertler CEO of SMS. “The addition of ASM and AS will enhance the products that we are able to offer our ferrous consumers, as well as create a platform to grow our business in the Southwest region.”
Richard Gertler, SMS COO, says, “The acquisition of ASM and AS will allow SMS the opportunity to expand our scrap service capabilities to our customers in a safe and environmental compliant fashion in a much broader geographic area. ASM and AS have one of the highest environmental and safety ratings in the country and mirror SMS’s safety responsibility to its employees and the environment."
Shah adds, “The synergies between SMS and ourselves will allow us to grow together in an efficient manner. Our stories of how we started, our vision of how we will grow and our ability to maximize profits in today’s scrap market, is what all of us see eye to eye on."
With the addition of ASM and AS, SMS operates seven commercial facilities and three mill services facilities in the United States. The company’s plants are in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Texas.