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Scrap metal is a hot commodity among some artists in Charlottesville but buying the material hasn't been easy. Full Story
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Feb 28, 2012
Today--piled in a scrap yard; tomorrow--piled on the median strip of 250.
Proof reader Needed

Waynesboro, VA

#2 Feb 28, 2012
Seriously - Crap yard? Does NBC not have proof readers?
Alison

Palmyra, VA

#3 Feb 28, 2012
What an idiot. The scrap yard is shutting down an hour each month, at cost to their business, to allow artists to collect material, and he wants to complain that it's "limiting"? How about being grateful the business is giving you that much time? They're certainly not obligated to do so and aren't getting much out of it.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 28, 2012
Proof reader Needed wrote:
Seriously - Crap yard? Does NBC not have proof readers?
Not sure that may have been a type-O.
Proof reader Needed

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Feb 28, 2012
Gru wrote:
<quoted text> Not sure that may have been a type-O.
Ya think? I'm sure an employee wouldn't "trash" (pun intended) their own company on public television.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 28, 2012
Proof reader Needed wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya think? I'm sure an employee wouldn't "trash" (pun intended) their own company on public television.
No -- I mean that I think it may have been a "Freudian Slip" -- done accidently on purpose.
mean old lady

Penn Laird, VA

#7 Feb 28, 2012
Alison wrote:
What an idiot. The scrap yard is shutting down an hour each month, at cost to their business, to allow artists to collect material, and he wants to complain that it's "limiting"? How about being grateful the business is giving you that much time? They're certainly not obligated to do so and aren't getting much out of it.
Yeah! Those artists should count their lucky stars that in the name "public relations" the crapyard is allowing anyone a second of their precious time to rescue some beautiful antique pieces of metal from the crusher. Only money is important and this might cost the crapyard a few $$. They seem to be doing pretty good in the $$ department lately though.

Since: Nov 10

Waynesboro, VA

#8 Feb 28, 2012
The typo has been fixed.
pippin

Palmyra, VA

#9 Feb 28, 2012
ONE hour?!

Come on, that isn't much at all.

Artists' dollars count too ya know.
Peggy

Hanover, VA

#10 Feb 28, 2012
Antique pieces? Obviously someone hasn't been to a scrap yard. I have been to this scrap yard to drop off cans and such and I would not want to walk on the yard when open..it is very busy. Instead of all the whining....go scouting for the material like most people who make money from this scrap...door to door! Do you really think they will make enough from these "artists" to make up for business lost or pay their employees the extra time...I don't think so. Just appreciate they are giving you this time and please stop all the whining!!!!!
blah

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 29, 2012
Coiners scrap was not a national company and they didn't mind giving the time to the locals, but when they were bought out by Recycle Systems they are a conglomerate that could care less about the locals. The scrap that is taken by artists is not free, they pay the prevailing price for the metal they are getting, the artists would just like to get to the metal while its still in sheet form instead of the crusher.
More Questions

Waynesboro, VA

#12 Feb 29, 2012
Antiques? I'd like to go digging for those. So are they opening ALL their yards or just this one?

The hook article stated something different, so which is correct? Two hours as stated in the hook (after normal business hours) or one shutting down for this "hunt".
Nobody seems to know the answer to this one! Try calling the company to find out the "real answer"

So, is it longer hours for the employees or less business for the company? Actually either one will cost the company (overtime vs loss of scrapping during the Artists time).

Another discrepancy is that Mr Fitts shopped at antique stores vs using a distributor? Perhaps notes should be taken before doing interviews??
Bill

Olney, MD

#13 Mar 2, 2012
Obviously Mr. Hristov is making nothing more than a token offer for public relations sake. One hour a month for the artists to go through the yard is nothing. The old owner was a patron of the arts. If I were an artist I'd tell them to put their scrap metal where the "sun don't shine". Deal with someone who appreciates your business, not some corporate lacky. Where's Occupy Wall Street when you need them.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 2, 2012
Coiners used to be great for poking around. One man's trash.....
So much useful 'junk' gets hauled away.
Peggy

United States

#15 Mar 3, 2012
This is not a a store..it's a working scrap yard people! Like I said before...drive around and and scout this material before it ends up in the scrap yard. If you look at their website instead of assuming, you will see that this is a family owned company. I don't remember Coiner's being as busy as the newer owners are....he didn't have the best reputation!
red nuckleberry

Penn Laird, VA

#16 Mar 4, 2012
Peggy wrote:
This is not a a store..it's a working scrap yard people! Like I said before...drive around and and scout this material before it ends up in the scrap yard. If you look at their website instead of assuming, you will see that this is a family owned company. I don't remember Coiner's being as busy as the newer owners are....he didn't have the best reputation!
The scrap yard is busier now because the republicans ruined the economy under "w"....Duh.

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