B.L. Duke Awarded Chicago’s Wells Street Bridge Scrap Metal Project

Innovative Chicago based recycling company creates a green solution for the Wells Street Bridge construction project and is awarded the task.
BL Duke Wells Street Bridge Construction Project
BL Duke Wells Street Bridge Construction Project
CHICAGO - March 18, 2013 - PRLog -- One of Chicago’s largest construction companies has awarded B.L. Duke a contract relating to the removal of the scrap metal from the Wells Street Bridge reconstruction project. Removing and transferring the scrap metal and other debris from the 91 year old bridge is a logistical challenge.

Chicago Scrap Metal Company Thinks Outside of the Box

Lou Plucinski, the CEO and President of B.L. Duke, together with his demolition team, addressed the challenges of the project with a truly innovative solution. Utilizing a multifaceted approach involving two barges, flat-beds and dumpsters, debris is removed safely and efficiently while minimizing the impact on downtown pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The barges give the workforce a stable base for equipment and ultimately, will facilitate the project’s completion within its 90 day time frame.  

Barge transportation is a green approach for transporting scrap metal. According to the U.S. Dot Marine Administration, barge transportation can move a ton of steel 514 miles on one gallon of diesel which is over twice the efficiency of rail with far less emissions.  

Fresh Approach to Recycling in the Chicago Area

B.L. Duke provides a fresh approach to recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals, cardboard, paper, plastic, wood and e-scrap. Their services exceed the standards of its diverse customer base including machinery removal, plant clean-ups and demolition.  B.L. Duke’s team works with their customers to create customized and managed recycling programs that increase plant efficiency and maximize the value of recyclables.

If your business, construction or demolition project can benefit from increased recycling revenues contact B.L. Duke today. B.L Duke’s experienced recycling, demolition and logistics team can design a plan to meet your project’s ever changing demands. They can provide the latest information on scrap metal prices in the Chicago area and offer unique solutions to your specific challenges.


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