Metal From Florida's Largest Demolition Project Brokered by Pasco Iron & Metal

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Project involves removing and recycling 4,000 tons from the dismantling of Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39-B

Pasco Iron & Metal and its in-house brokerage company, Green Tree Recycling, has successfully brokered more than 4,000 gross tons of metal from Florida’s largest-ever and most historic demolition project: The dismantling of Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39B, which helped to launch 53 space shuttle missions.

Pasco Iron & Metal and Green Tree Recycling agreed to purchase all scrap metal from the extensive dismantling task, which is being overseen by LVI Environmental Services, Inc. The material, which filled more than 400 truckloads, is being shipped directly from the job site in Cape Canaveral to mills for processing.

The large job is significant given that Pasco Iron & Metal and Green Tree Recycling have only been in operation since 2008 and 2007, respectively. “We’re very pleased to have played such a large role in this historic project,” said Pasco Iron & Metal and Green Tree Recycling CEO Matthew Goldman. “Unlike other scrap metal processors, our in-house brokerage services allow us to work with slimmer margins and to be more on top of unfolding markets.”

Rocket launch site 39B held fixed and rotating towers originally built for the Apollo program, and was later modified to support space shuttle operations. Its last use was in December 2006, when Discovery delivered parts to the International Space Station. In September 2010, dismantling of the enormous structures began in order for NASA to modify them again to accommodate and support new programs and operations.

Pasco Iron & Metal, now entering its third year of business, has tripled its revenue each year since launching and currently employs 15 workers. Goldman, who’s a lifelong, second-generation Florida scrap metal dealer, regularly travels internationally to keep abreast of emerging markets and to meet personally with customers. His companies mainly serve large industrial clients, such as manufacturers and producers. The 6-acre facility is located in Land O Lakes, approximately 10 miles north of Tampa.

About Pasco Iron & Metal:
Founded in May 2008 by Matthew Goldman, a second-generation, native Florida scrap dealer, Pasco Iron & Metal buys and sells all grades of scrap metal. The locally-owned and operated company uses the most advanced, industry-specific technology, software and equipment to help its customers to operate efficiently and get the most return for their scrap materials. Its in-house metals brokerage service is Green Tree Recycling.

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