Allmetal Recycling owners buy Kamen Recycling, plan to consolidate offices

WICHITA — Some customers have noticed some changes at Kamen Recycling at 800 E. 21st St.

It turns out Allmetal Recycling, which Ron and Marty Cornejo own, purchased Kamen in August.

“We just did that kind of under the radar,” Ron Cornejo says. “It wasn’t intended to be under the radar.”

More changes will be on the way in the next six months to a year, including a consolidation of the two offices and a name change for Kamen to Allmetal Recycling.

Allmetal is located at 2461 N. New York. Its office will move to a new building that will be built at the 21st Street location, but the recycling facility will remain where it is. Each facility has about 10 acres.

“It just makes it better to have everything in one location,” Cornejo says of the administrative offices.

With the Kamen purchase, he says the company can handle larger volumes.

“It just expands our market. It allows us to move more of the different types of recyclables.”

Cornejo says the Kamen facility handles more nonferrous metals. Ferrous metals are magnetic-type irons and heavy steel.

“It gave us a little stronger profile in that area,” Cornejo says of nonferrous metals. “It broadened our ability.”

The Kamen facility also has a railroad track that runs on the property.

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Cornejo & Sons buys Durbin Quarry from Harshman Construction

WICHITA — Cornejo & Sons has purchased Durbin Quarry in Moline, Kan., from Harshman Construction.

“We were their biggest customer and have been since its inception at that quarry,” says president Marty Cornejo. “We finally cut a deal where we ended up buying it.”

The quarry is capable of producing a million tons a year.

Cornejo says his company will bring rock, which the state has approved for use in building and road construction, to Wichita by rail.

“We’ll take it from here and push it on to western Kansas and wherever else we’re able to,” Cornejo says. “It does give us more ability to market the material.”