Janesville, Wisconsin located in South Central Wisconsin and known as the "City of Parks". With a population of 63,000, was home to many Native American Tribes before it was settled by people from the East. Tribes including Ho-Chuck and Potawatomi were force onto reservations. Settler Henry Janes, of Virginia came to the area in the early 1830’s where he wanted to name the village "Blackhawk" after the Sauk leader Chief Black Hawk. Officials turned him down and concluded that the town would be named after Janes; resulting in 1835 Janesville was founded. William Tallman of New York came to the area in 1850 and bought up large tracts of land hoping to inspire his fellow New Yorkers to settle in the area. Tallman established himself as an influential and affluent member of Janesville. In 1859 Tallman convinced up-and-coming Illinois Republican Abraham Lincoln to speak in Janesville. Now a historical marker best known as "The place where Abraham Lincoln slept", the Tallman house is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty percent of Wisconsin’s buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places are also located in Janesville, WI. The population grew and several new industries began cropping up along the Rock River, including flour and lumber mills. Thus, resulting in the first dam being built in 1844. Janesville is known for being the home of the oldest General Motors plant in North America, prior to its closing in 2009. Parker Pen was at one time the largest writing instrument plant in the world. This was eventually sold to Gillette and no longer operates in Janesville.
Our Janesville location was acquired by Alter in 2006, previous to this acquisition the Janesville location was operating as Samuels Recycling since 1985. Janesville has been serving the communities recycling needs for over 50 years. Every year our facility hosts an Earth Day celebration, offering food, beverages, prizes, drawings and premium pricing on aluminum cans. This brings in an average of 300 customers to our yard to see our facility, processed material and equipment up close. Janesville has a 1000 ton mobile shear which was the largest in the United States at the time of purchase. This is used to process iron into factory bundles for the steel mills. We also offer full service capabilities with Lugger, Roll-off, Gondola, and Van trailers services to assist customers in getting material to our yard. Our yard has grapple and magnet cranes for both loading trucking and assisting with unloading customers. For the customers with odd material we feature InnovX a hand held tester to read chemical make-ups of different metals.
Our facility is led by Todd Pember our yard manager since April 2014. Derrick Brion is our Marketer/Buyer. We have 17 employees and ship just over 20 million pounds of Non-Ferrous and 20,000 gross tons of ferrous material a year. Although a small yard, we work together and accomplish great things with team work. In 2012 we won the award for most hours worked with no injuries. We pride ourselves on our safety and service.
- Appliance Demanufacturing
- Auto Demanufacturing
- Purchase Ferrous Metals
- Purchase Non-Ferrous Metals
- Purchase Cat Convertors
- Transportation Services
- Container Services
- In field metal identification (i.e., Niton)