Proudly built in the Rustbelt of Ohio, the roots of Reed's Salvage run deep as a family owned and family operated business since 1957. Over the years, it has grown into one of Ohio's largest processors, sellers, and recyclers of scrap metal. From auto shredding, car processing, pick-a-part services, and industrial scrap box/bin management - Reed's offers it all. We take pride in our strong work ethic, integrity, and expertise within our industry. We offer fair and competitive pricing and look forward to doing business with you!
Our services include:
- Scrap Processing& Recycling
- Courier Drop-Off and Pick-up Services for Scrap Bins
- Pick-A-Part Services
Craig Reed, is the third generation proprietor of Reeds Salvage Corporation in
Grafton, Ohio. He has an extensive history of starting, owning, and operating
businesses that center around the scrap, salvage, and auto industries. He was born an entrepreneur.
At the early age of only 5 years old, he started collecting
aluminum cans and glass bottles on his own to generate a source of income for himself. Then by the time he was only 12 years old he was already working part-time for his fathers and grandfathers auto salvage yard, better yet known as Reed's Salvage. There he was a taught at a young
age what strong work ethic is, and how to make a hard earned dollar. The lessons he learned as a boy served him well through the years, and led him to his first venture
In 1981 Craig started his first business called, Craig’s Corvettes. He operated this business, while also working for a local Shredder Mill and Reeds Salvage. Years later he realized the desperate need for a trucking division at Reeds Salvage in order to haul their scrap to and from the Mill. So he decided to leave his job at the Mill and start his second business venture in 1991 called, C & D Trucking. C & D Trucking exclusively hauled scrap from Reed’s Salvage to Mills in both Cleveland and Canton, Ohio.
Then in 1995 Craig's father, Donald Reed, unfortunately suffered a severe stroke that left him completely incapacitated. At that point, the future of Reeds Salvage became Craig's number one priority and main focus. Thus resulting in the leveraging of all of his assets, to help further enhance business opportunities at Reeds Salvage.
Craig is the husband of Deanna Reed, and the father of three beautiful children: Ashley, Kyle and Raven. He has dedicated himself fully to his career, family, and passion for racing. He is the proud owner of three Supermodified race cars, which race internationally on asphalt circle tracks of all sizes. Reed's Salvage Racing has proven to be one of the best in the industry winning both ISMA and MSA Championship Titles. Craig's team has gone on to win several prestigious races throughout the years, and continues to dominate in the field in Supermodified Racing.
Photos from left to right:
- Driver Mike Lichty takes home his second King of Wings title at Oswego Speedway, NY.
- Driver Moe Lilje takes home the checkers after his win at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
- Driver Bobby Dawson wins at Sandusky Speedway, OH.
Photo Credit to: Jim Feeney & Chris Nicastro
Kyle Reed is the fourth generation successor of the Reeds Salvage Corporation, and is second in command to his father Craig Reed. He has been trained extensively throughout the years in insurance auction buying, scale house operations, machinery operations, and partner relations with fellow companies. He has always had a strong presence at the yard ever since he was a small boy, but it wasn't until his father had suffered a severe fractured ankle that he was expected to step up to the plate in managing the corporation. Kyle carried the company through the years of 2011 and 2012, and ever since he has proved himself in the managing position as Vice President.
Following in his fathers and grandfathers footsteps, Kyle has also acquired a love for the world of motorsports. He eventually made his first racing debut in a Supermodified in the year 2009, driving the #08 for Reeds Salvage Motorsports. Recently he has taken up a love for demolition derbying and has created quite a successful start to his career, placing in the top three for several different shows, winning the mad dog award, and winning a few overall shows.
He was the husband of Caryl Reed, and the father of three sons Donald, Kirk, and Craig. He is also the grandfather of nine grandchildren: Elizabeth, Kirk, Mikey, Ashley, Christopher, Bentley, Kyle, Alyssa, and Raven. Don loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a man of strong character, and had a heart of gold. He will forever be remembered and missed by us all.
Photos from left to right:
- Bob Smith of Greenwhich, Ohio shows off in victory lane after his impressive win.
- Driver Ben Gunn photographed during a race in Don Reed's original midget.
- Underwood's Sprint car that was under Reeds Salvage sponsorship for years.