Porter County Iron & Metal reopens after upgrades

2014-05-09T09:00:00Z 2014-05-09T17:59:10Z Porter County Iron & Metal reopens after upgradesJoseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, (219) 933-3316 nwitimes.com

HEBRON | Porter County Iron & Metal reopened last weekend, after a new owner spent the past year upgrading the facility.

Lafayette-based Oscar Winski Co. acquired the metal-recycling business in Hebron last year, adding to its line-up of scrap metal recycling services. Porter County Iron & Metal, at 552 South 600 West in Hebron, specializes in the recycling of both ferrous and nonferrous metals.

"The Porter County facility gives us the opportunities to enhance our service capabilities and provide additional value to our customer base in Northwest Indiana," said David Bluestein, Oscar Winski's vice president of metal recycling. "Our new proximity to the steel mills and industry will allow for more impactful growth."

In addition to its metal recycling division, Oscar Winski Co. operates steel and aluminum service centers in Lafayette, Indianapolis and Chicago. The business, which bills itself as "the complete metals company," supplies sheets, coils, plates, structural steel and tubing. The addition of a Porter County facility will allow for improved operational standards, customers service and opportunity for expansion, Bluestein said.

The full-service metal salvage company based in Lafayette has provided ferrous and nonferrous scrap materials to production mills and foundries in Northwest Indiana since 1907. Oscar Winski recycles more than 400 million pounds of metal annually.

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