The scrap metal industry is one of those businesses that most people don’t think about. Scrap yards operate on the peripheries of cities—no one’s ever heard of a scrap yard with a charming downtown storefront. Scrap yards don’t have heavy presences on TV and radio. And while everyone takes the garbage out every week, they probably don’t drag high-quality sheet metal to the curb. But despite keeping such a low profile, there’s big money in scrap metal. Perhaps you want some of that money for yourself.(more…)
ISRI Scrap Yearbook
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of its sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook, providing the most up-to-date information and statistics about the U.S. scrap industry and global scrap marketplace. In addition, it aims to provide readers with a deeper understanding of what the scrap industry is and how it works, along with the tremendous economic, environmental, energy, and trade benefits the industry generates globally. (more…)
Nothing is too big to scrap!
Global metal recycling firm EMR recently towed into one of its Gulf of Mexico ship-breaking facilities the fifth vessel from a fleet of six United States Navy vessels awarded to the United Kingdom-based firm for dismantling by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
“We were honored to be awarded the contract to dismantle these vessels, which have a history of important service to their country along with their dedicated crews,” says Andrew Sheppard, chief operating officer of Southern Recycling.
About EMR (European Metal Recycling)
EMR is a family business and one of world’s largest metal recyclers. It has around 170 facilities globally, employs more than 4,000 people, has annual sales in excess of $3 billion and is involved in the sale of some 10 million tons per year of recycled raw materials.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, released new, independent data today highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. recyclers in international markets, but strengthen our economy here at home.” The data shows that approximately 26.36 percent of the scrap materials processed in the United States are exported to other countries for manufacture into new products. The data was included as part of a study conducted to determine the size and scope of the scrap industry in the United States, and document its significant contribution to the economy in terms of employment, tax generation, and overall economic benefit.
Safety in Scrap
At the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries safety is a core value and it is a message that we want everyone to hear. It consists mainly of representatives from companies who do business with the scrap recycling industry as well as those from individual scrap recycling companies. Among them are ways to enhance the ISRI national convention experience, develop guidelines for exhibitor etiquette, and find opportunities to increase safety awareness and to share safety advancements with the ISRI membership at large. (more…)