WICHITA — After already serving industrial clients in the area, Scrap Management of Kansas opened to the public Monday.
“We’re actually a little bit bigger than your … ma and pa stores that you see,” says Ken Mueller, CEO of the Kansas division.
He says the 20-acre former Cargill site is ideal because the lot is concrete, which makes deliveries more convenient, and has rail service.
“It’s really a great receiving yard for our business.”
Also, Mueller says, “We can access the consuming markets very easily out of here.”
Mueller says the company already has about $2 million worth of equipment ready to go, “which allows us to be in business quickly.”
The company will have another 80 acres in Park City in the 45th and Hydraulic area.
“We’re going to make our largest investment up there,” Mueller says.
There will be an auto shredder business there by the end of the summer at the latest. Mueller expects the company to make a $15 million to $20 million investment in Park City.
“We expect to expand into the Oklahoma City market as soon as we get this one well under way.”
The company also operates in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Kansas division has five employees now, but Mueller expects to have as many as 70 in a short period.
“Our goal is to ramp up as quickly as we can.”