Nucor Building Systems
recently completed a
70,000 square-foot facility
for newly formed
scrap metal recycling
Located on a 70-acre
site in Indiana, MetalX
processes ferrous and
nonferrous scrap metals for recycling into new metal products. The new state-of-the-art
facility utilizes the latest recycling technologies and has been designed for maximum efficiency,
capable of receiving, processing, and handling high volumes of scrap.
MetalX’s new facility is made up of three adjoining Clearspan Rigid Frame preengineered
metal building systems. Using a single slope clearspan building, the main
entrance to the facility includes both private and open office space for over 50 staff
members. The retail component, also designed with a Single Slope Clearspan structure,
consists of two drive-in bays for unloading recyclable products such as scrap metal,
aluminum cans and appliances as well as ATM machines for dispensing payments.
The largest of the three buildings is the scrap processing component, where a new
Wendt 60 shredder was recently installed. This building is engineered using a Gable
Clearspan structure, and houses the shredder, large baler machinery and features
wall lights across the top perimeter of the building, allowing natural light to penetrate
throughout. Additional Nucor products used in MetalX’s new facility include Reverse
Classic wall panels and a CFR Standing Seam Roof System.
“Nucor pre-engineered metal buildings lend themselves very well for these types of
projects,” said Kevin Yoder, District Sales Manager at Nucor Building Systems. “When
you have multiple end-uses such as this project does with an office, retail and scrap
processing component, you need a single solution that not only serves each function, but
also looks attractive, accommodates a quick schedule and is very cost effective.”
Nucor Building Systems also recently announced the launch of eComponents, a new
online purchasing site for components and parts.
MetalX announced in March that it had reached full production rates. Their new Wendt
60 shredder was commissioned on February 28, just six weeks after the first components
arrived on site, and is expected to produce approximately 10,000 tons of shredded scrap
monthly. Wendt says their Model 60 shredder at MetalX feeds an oversized ferrous downstream
and eddy-current separation line, with throughput capacity of more than 120 tons
per hour, and the system is configured to accommodate a second shredder in future.