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M.A.R.S., Inc.

"Recycler's Who Care About Your Future"

Welcome to
Modern American Recycling Services

Modern American Recycling Services, Inc. (M.A.R.S., Inc.) was established by Mr. “Butch” Dwight Caton in 1971, since then he has developed his company into a 31 million dollar per year company with just the barge dismantling sector. M.A.R.S., Inc. is the largest barge dismantler in the United States. Since 2001 they have scrapped on average 1200 to 1500 barges per year.

With over 40 years of experience in the recycling industry, ships of all sizes, tug boats, barges, Platforms and drilling rigs are safe and efficiently recycled by M.A.R.S. All vessels brought to any M.A.R.S., Inc. location will have their hulls cleaned prior to mooring.

M.A.R.S., Inc.:

  • has 2 Locations to serve its customers with all of their recycling needs.
  • has the equipment to get the job done in a timely manner. Check out our Volvo success story!
  • produces 15,000 to 20,000 tons of P&S steel per month
  • recycles concrete in the New Orleans area
  • has the experience and knowledge to meet all of your recycling needs when it comes to Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals, and concrete.
  • prides itself on having no environmental issues as to date.
  • prides itself on having a safe work environment since 1998 there has only been one loss time injury.
  • has its own Safety & Environmental Affairs Director
  • is a major Demolition Contractor and Disaster Relief First Responder, M.A.R.S., Inc. has worked with government contracts since 1985
  • is rated by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America