With a heavy dose of irony, the former scrapyard owner and his family recently had to relocate to a new home after their business was sold to a company that had previously used the scrapyard.
But it seems the scraper’s new owner wasn’t too happy about it, with the former owner threatening to sue the new scrapyard company.
The scraper is one of several tools the scrap yard sold to the company that was previously known as The Scrap Yard.
In the video above, you can see what the scrapyards owner describes as a “scrapyard with no scrap yard.”
The scrapyard’s owner, Jim R. Bales, told WTVR-TV that he has been trying to get his business back since the company bought the business.
Balsons son, Jim Bales Jr., told the station that he and his brother were working with the owner of The Scrapper to get it back.
“I have no idea why they would want to sell it, but it’s my business, so I’ll fight for it,” Bales told WDRB.
“It’s a big piece of history that we’re trying to restore.
We’ll take it back to the scrap yards that built it.”
Balson, who has lived in West Virginia for the last 30 years, told the news station that the scrapping business is important to his family.
“They were my family, and they loved me,” Balsoned.
“If you can get back to that and help your family and give back to your community, it’s worth it.”
The scrapper was built in the 1950s, but is no longer used in the industry.