AA Midwest, a division of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers, recently broke ground on a new 80,000 sq. ft. facility in the south suburbs of Chicago. Located in Blue Island, IL, over 50,000 sq. ft. of the space will be dedicated to the expansion of the company’s automotive recycling business. Triad Construction of West Chicago, IL is overseeing the project.
Currently, AA Midwest processes 40 whole vehicles per week, primarily for export. The company ships a large volume of complete engine and drivetrain systems to developing countries to meet their business requirements.
“Our new Blue Island location will help us meet the increasing demand for vehicles that we are receiving from our export market customers,” said William “Billy” Stolberg, president and COO, AAEQ. Stolberg, who runs the company’s operations in Chicago, explained, “some vehicles that are no longer useful here in the U.S. are in great demand in Mexico and South American countries. Our goal is to service the export market only.”
Established in 1949, AA Midwest is also known as the source for hard-to-find cores for import/domestic cars or light trucks (gas or diesel engine). Between its warehouses in Chicago and North Las Vegas, AA Midwest’s inventory includes over 150,000 engines and transmissions and other internal part cores.
For more information about AA Midwest’s auto recycling and cores business visit www.aamidwest.com.