The Vanwyngeeren family acquired Crow Wing Recycling in 1996. The first yard was the western 23 acres of the current Brainerd facility.

The Brainerd yard is now 40 acres and offers a full array of scrap metal recycling services to the Brainerd Lakes area. Cities served by the Brainerd yard include Brainerd, Baxter, Pillager, Nisswa, Merrifield and Aitkin Minnesota.