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All Star Metals LLC (ASM) and All Star Shredding LLC (AS) a subsidiary of Scrap Metal Services (SMS) 

 Have been operating as a licensed ship recycling, metal processing, and environmental remediation contractor since 2003. Over the years, the companies have grown from a small shipyard to a full-blown ship recycling and metal processing center, and today jointly rank as one of the largest ship recycling and scrap processing facilities in the nation.

ASM hiring event.


We will be attending the Workforce solutions "Statewide Hiring Event" for various positions, stop by and see us!

Nov 4, 2021

ASM first to acquire a carrier!


All Star Metals a subsidiary of Scrap Metal Services (SMS) is proud to announce it has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to dismantle and recycle inactive aircraft carrier the USS Forrestal.


February 14, 2014 (Brownsville, TX) - All Star Metals, LLC proudly announces the arrival of the USNS Forrestal (CV-59) towed by the Lauren Foss. Currently, the vessel is scheduled for arrival at the Brownsville Sea Buoy on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 0700. The vessel will be best viewed from the South Padre Island jetties, and Isla Blanca Park. The USCG has placed a moving safety zone of 500 yards around the vessel. Please also note that there is no vessel access at All Star Metals or any point of transit into the navigation ship channel.


Congressman Fillemon Vela had these encouraging words to say.


“Today’s announcement recognizes the hard work of All Star Metals and South Texas workers, and I am proud that a local contractor has been selected to conduct the important work of dismantling an aircraft carrier, the largest vessel in our nation’s fleet,” noted Congressman Vela.  “This contract will bring hundreds of jobs to our region, while  providing major long-term benefits to our local economy.”



Forrestal Website

Congressman Filemon Vela


Fox News


Huffington Post

Oct 23, 2013

ASM now part of SMS


All Star Metals is proud to announce it is now part of the Scrap Metal Services family. Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) is a privately-held company, headquartered in Burnham (Chicago), IL. Founded in 2005, SMS has grown rapidly through diversification in scrap processing, steel mill services and intermodal truck, container and railcar dismantling, ship and oil rig recycling, as well as trailer leasing operations.

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Aug 08, 2012

AMM awards and SMS 

Coastal U.S. scrap metal processors have long been far better
positioned to capitalize on export markets than their inland
competitors. For one thing, bulk shipping is considerably
cheaper than the containerized transport needed to move material from
the heartland. But that did not hold back largely landlocked Burnham,
Ill.-based Scrap Metal Services LLC (SMS) from punching a new export
avenue through the southern U.S. to Mexico
and beyond.

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​Apr 1st, 2013

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