Andersen’s Salvage to open second facility this summer

WINDSOR — The iconic wooden tower alongside U.S. Highway 34 at the edge of the Martin Supply Inc. salvage yard is gone, and the business is closed, but the business will resume there under new ownership this summer.

Andersen’s Sales & Salvage Inc. of Greeley, using the legal entity 203 5th Avenue LLC, purchased the property late last year and has been cleaning it up before reopening this year, said Sarah Willcutts, manager at Andersen’s.

Weld County records show that the 17.8-acre property at 8405 U.S. Highway 34  changed hands for $1 million. Andersen’s website posted a notice saying that “The rumors are true. We did purchase Martin’s Supply on Highway 34. It is currently closed for renovation and cleanup.”

Willcutts said the tower and a couple of the buildings on the site were razed. “We’ll be running the exact same business there. We’re just cleaning it up,” she said. Andersen’s, which employs between 50 and 60 people, will maintain its operations at 1490 E. Eighth St. in Greeley and may increase staffing to run the second facility. It is targeting a June or July opening depending on securing the necessary permits. The new location will operate under the name Iron Ridge Auto & Metal LLC, Willcutts said.

Andersen’s Salvage has been in operation since 1959, first as an auto salvage business and later as a scrap yard and self-service auto parts yard. Its operation includes large steel shredding machines used to turn junk cars into material that can be sold on national and international steel markets. 

“We were green before it was popular,” Willcutts said.

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WINDSOR — The iconic wooden tower alongside U.S. Highway 34 at the edge of the Martin Supply Inc. salvage yard is gone, and the business is closed, but the business will resume there under new ownership this summer.

Andersen’s Sales & Salvage Inc. of Greeley, using the legal entity 203 5th Avenue LLC, purchased the property late last year and has been cleaning it up before reopening this year, said Sarah Willcutts, manager at Andersen’s.

Weld County records show that the 17.8-acre property at 8405 U.S. Highway 34  changed hands for $1 million. Andersen’s website posted a notice saying that “The rumors are true. We did purchase Martin’s Supply on Highway 34. It is currently closed for renovation and cleanup.”

Willcutts said the tower and a couple of the buildings on the site were razed. “We’ll be running the exact same business there. We’re just cleaning it up,” she said. Andersen’s, which employs between 50 and 60 people, will maintain its operations at 1490 E. Eighth St. in Greeley and may increase staffing to run the second facility. It is targeting a June or July opening depending on securing the necessary permits. The new location will operate under the name Iron Ridge Auto & Metal LLC, Willcutts said.

Andersen’s Salvage has been in operation since 1959, first as an auto salvage business and later as a scrap yard and self-service auto parts yard. Its operation includes large steel shredding machines used to turn junk cars into material that can be sold on national and…