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California’s SA Recycling has further strengthened its reach in Southeastern US with the acquisition of Steel City Recycling in Birmingham, Alabama.


Steel City also runs a second facility, located in West Point, Mississippi, which was not part of the deal. 


The joint venture between Sims Metal Management and Adams Steel settled the deal with Steel City on August 14. As part of the transaction, SA has informed that scrap operations will continue without disruption and notified its intent to hold on to prior Steel City staff, according to media reports.


The acquisition enlarges SA’s trajectory through added market share along the East Coast and also allows the company to continue growing its shredded and metals processes as well as expanding its local levels of scrap buying.


SA first participated in the Southeast scrap market in February 2016 after buying 17 scrap metal processing plants from Newell Recycling Southeast. In November 2017, the company purchased Tennessee Valley Recycling’s assets in Decatur, Alabama which added seven facilities within the Alabama and Tennessee region.


Subsequent to those purchases, SA bought Georgia Recyclers’ resources in Savannah in 2018. It then acquired the operations of two Alter Trading shredder yards in Mobile, Alabama, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Including the purchase of Steel City, SA Recycling currently manages over 75 scrap metal processing locations that include 14 auto shredders and three port-loading operations in Savannah, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

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