Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 27, 2012

1 Min Read
Metalico Expands Scrap Recycling Business in New York, Ohio

Metalico Inc. has purchased an auto recycling firm in Bergen, N.Y., and established a scrap recycling joint venture in Cleveland.

The Cranford, N. J.-based scrap metal recycling firm said in a news release that the Cleveland venture will operate as Metalico JBI Cleveland at a site of a previous scrap yard. It will serve new accounts and support Metalico’s existing Ohio yards in Akron and Youngstown. Joseph Immormino will manage the operation.

The company’s Metalico Rochester Inc. subsidiary bought the assets of Bergen Auto Recycling LLC, including its junk-car inventory and real property in Bergen, a suburb of Rochester. Metalico plans to substantially expand Bergen Auto's salvage car buying capabilities and continue its "pick-and-pull" auto parts business while using the additional access to scrap metal to supply its shredding facility in Buffalo, N.Y.  

Terms for the two transactions were not disclosed.

"Our full-service scrap yard platforms are already well established in both of these geographic regions and have ample processing capacity to handle additional flow,” said Carlos Aguero, Metalico president and CEO. “Our expansion into these new locations is consistent with Metalico's growth strategy of penetrating geographically contiguous markets and benefiting from intercompany and operating synergies that are available through consolidation."

Metalico operates 29 recycling facilities in seven states and four lead fabricating plants in three states.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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