Schupan Buying Indiana Metal Recycling Facility from Shapiro

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 9, 2012

1 Min Read
Schupan Buying Indiana Metal Recycling Facility from Shapiro

Schupan & Sons Inc. said it is buying the South Bend, Ind., metal recycling facility of Shapiro Metals Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Schupan said in a news release that with the recent shrinking of the recreational vehicle industry, the deal makes sense for both companies. Shapiro will concentrate on growth in other areas of the country and Schupan can fully utilize its industrial scrap processing capacity in Elkhart, Ind., which is near South Bend. The company operates 10 facilities in the Midwest.

The St. Louis-based Shapiro is a metal recycling business with nine recycling centers nationwide.

Marc Schupan, owner of Schupan & Sons, said he has known Shapiro Metals president and CEO Bruce Shapiro for almost 40 years. “Both companies’ business philosophy in servicing their customers was very similar,” Schupan said.

Schupan & Sons has three divisions, in industrial recycling, aluminum sales and plastic sales. The company is one of the largest independent recyclers of deposit beverage containers in the United States.

As far as future moves, Schupan said, “We will continue to look for acquisitions and strategic partnerships as the opportunities arise.”

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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