About Us

West Side Salvage, headquartered in Atkins, Iowa, is a wholly owned subsidiary of West Side Unlimited, Corp. For almost 50 years, West Side Salvage has developed a team of qualified personnel and specialized equipment to serve and accomplish salvage recovery operations of any size.

West Side was started by the Vogt family in the 1960s for the business of salvaging grain spills at train yards. As the business grew, the company acquired and designed equipment to accommodate customer needs. In the 1970s, the founder’s sons took the company reins and now Don Vogt acts as C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board.

From a pickup truck and a scoop shovel salvaging small amounts of grain, Don has grown his company into a multi-faceted corporation called West Side Unlimited Corporation (WSU). WSU consists of multiple businesses  including West Side Salvage, Inc., West Side Transport, Inc. and West Side Grain Sales, Inc. West Side Transport has grown from one truck to operating almost 500 trucks and over 1,300 trailers. West Side Unlimited division’s complement each other and work together to get your job done.