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Rust never sleeps in Hamilton as scrap metal dealer Triple M. Metal (Hamilton Parkdale, one  of three sites in the Hammer) sorts ferrous (Iron Oxide covered) scrap with a magnetic loader to load into rail cars. A CP Kinnear yard job is up in the north end in nice morning light as they bring empties for AIM (American Iron and Metal). I worked in the building just out of sight across the tracks at Right, back in the late 1990's when Philip Services cornered the metal trading and scrap metal market in Hamilton. I had to visit all the sites in Hamilton (Upgrading DOS computers to Windows 95/MS Office 97 to Office 98 and Oracle client installs) and they were all over the place near rail yards and I loved it. Even watched CP trains from HQ (Stelco building, 25th floor) rolling through downtown Hamilton as they passed by. Philip Services went under in a blaze of financial glory (Share price when I started - $27. When  I left - $4 and that was only four months later) and now many other companies have rolled in to handle the growing Scrap business in Hamilton. Most of the scrap metal goes out by rail.
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Caption: Rust never sleeps in Hamilton as scrap metal dealer Triple M. Metal (Hamilton Parkdale, one of three sites in the Hammer) sorts ferrous (Iron Oxide covered) scrap with a magnetic loader to load into rail cars. A CP Kinnear yard job is up in the north end in nice morning light as they bring empties for AIM (American Iron and Metal). I worked in the building just out of sight across the tracks at Right, back in the late 1990's when Philip Services cornered the metal trading and scrap metal market in Hamilton. I had to visit all the sites in Hamilton (Upgrading DOS computers to Windows 95/MS Office 97 to Office 98 and Oracle client installs) and they were all over the place near rail yards and I loved it. Even watched CP trains from HQ (Stelco building, 25th floor) rolling through downtown Hamilton as they passed by. Philip Services went under in a blaze of financial glory (Share price when I started - $27. When I left - $4 and that was only four months later) and now many other companies have rolled in to handle the growing Scrap business in Hamilton. Most of the scrap metal goes out by rail.

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Stephen C. Host [1313] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/29/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 7307 (search)
Train Symbol: TH31? (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Strathearne Yard (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. There was also Waxmans in the area as Triple M.Waxman scraped the TH&B#71.

  2. TH11

  3. Waxman also helped destroy philip services :)

    I sat in his office in Stelco Tower, a corner office that looked on the Hunter st area. No one wanted to use the office after he was left and charged with fraud.

    It was an amazing week of work :)

    https://www.thespec.com/business/2011/10/20/waxman-gets-8-years-for-multimillion-dollar-philip-fraud.html

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