On the northwest corner of Storer and West 65th sits McMahan’s Wrecking, a 17-acre complex that employs 40 people, pays an above average hourly wage, and supports countless others through their auto salvage services and scrap metal recycling. McMahan’s is a neighborhood business born from stockyard culture. Its 30-year life is proof of the transformative power of locally owned small business.
Now seen as the anchor of the West 65th street community, the story of McMahan’s Wrecking has not been without conflict. City government and area CDCs that once united in their opposition to his expansion, now understand that the young boy who had “a lot of hustle in [him]” was working in the interest of his own community.
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