Set on 22 acres with three nearby rail spurs in Spring Grove, the Garden Street Iron & Metal Recycling complex is a beehive of activity as both consumers and businesses truck in ferrous and nonferrous metal for re-processing. Owned and operated by the Weber family, the recycling operation has undergone a major transformation since the end of 2013 with almost $19 million invested in new equipment and infrastructure, including a variety of Eriez® recycling products.
The upgrades and state-of-the-art recycling equipment now enable Garden Street to process more than 8,000 tons of scrap each month, according to Earl Weber Jr., President and Manager of the company’s Ohio operations. His brother, Rob Weber, runs Garden Street Iron & Metal of Southwest Florida, Inc. That company has operations in Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral.
Garden Street installed an Eriez PokerSort™, two P-Rex84 Scrap Drums with Underflow Processing System, two magnetic pulleys, two RevX-E® Eddy Current Separators, one ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System, one FinesSort® Metal Recovery System and a Metal Loss Monitor.
“Once we got the shredder, we ultimately decided to purchase the right kind of equipment to make this a full-scale operation where we are now a regional player in this business,” says Weber. “This is a very competitive atmosphere and we realized we needed the most technologically advanced equipment in the market.”
There have been a lot of changes in this business, with a lot of older scrap yards no longer around. Once we decided to invest in the upgrades, there was no question we need the best equipment possible to stay competitive and purchase the equipment from companies we trusted.
That’s one of the reasons why we chose Eriez for the separation equipment. It’s family owned and their service is first rate.