Scrap recycler opens up shop at former Air Force storage center in Lincoln

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 am

The new Lincoln branch of scrap recycler Sadoff Iron & Metal Co. is on a reclaimed site that was once home to a U.S. Air Force fuel storage center.

The new recycling plant, which employs 18 people, opened quietly this month on 13 acres in Lincoln Airpark West at 4400 W. Webster, Wisconsin-based Sadoff said.

“We are very excited to be here at this great new facility,” Sadoff Chief Executive Mark Lasky said. “We have been in Lincoln since 1999, and this site, along with our Omaha location, will allow us to continue to provide the services that have supported our industrial and scrap metal retail growth in the region.”

The company plans to hold a grand opening Monday, with top executives, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and other area officials and business leaders.

The new recycling plant was built in partnership with the Lincoln Airport Authority, which sold revenue bonds to finance the construction. The bonds are scheduled to be paid off by Sadoff’s long-term lease payments.

Sadoff, with 250 employees at recycling centers in Wisconsin and Nebraska, said the new Lincoln plant has easy exit and entryways, radiation detection and improved storm-water systems.

CEO Lasky said the company has grown from three employees in Lincoln in 1999 to the current 18. The buyer and seller of scrap metal opened in Lincoln to serve one customer, Deeter Foundry, and now has others, Lasky said.

“We are probably not done yet,” he said. “I foresee employment rising in the future.”

Family-owned Sadoff operates in Omaha after having bought Midwest Metals Recycling last year.

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