Soave Enterprises affiliate FPT assists with local police investigation, leading to multiple arrests for scrap metal theft. Anthony Soave

Anthony Soave is committed to supporting ethical practices within the scrap metal recycling industry.  In recent years, scrap metal thefts have increased across the country.  This is partially due to the rise in scrap metal values for materials such as steel, aluminum, and copper. Consequently, thieves swipe everything from air conditioning and automotive parts to copper wiring, structural building materials and even entire vehicles.

In light of these recent concerns and issues, Anthony Soave and Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) are pleased to report that one of their employees has taken measures to help investigate and prevent scrap metal theft in their community.  The Auburn Hills Police Department recently honored Security Guard Matt Girard for his invaluable assistance.  Girard cooperated with police during a recent investigation, resulting in multiple arrests.

Girard’s efforts included partnering with police on recent investigations by reporting metals purchases made at his FPT facility.  The information Girard provided ultimately helped lead the Auburn Hills Police Department to making several arrests and recovering stolen property.  His efforts set an example for others at FPT and throughout the scrap metal recycling industry.

“I’m very proud of what he has accomplished in earning a good reputation for Ferrous Processing & Trading with the law enforcement community,” commended his supervisor, Chief Security Officer James A. Saffold.

In recent years, many scrap metal processing companies and associations have banded together to help educate customers and employees on ethical practices and measures they can take to prevent metals theft.  Although it can be nearly impossible to determine if materials are stolen or not, by following correct documentation procedures, companies like Soave Enterprises can discourage thieves and help assist local law enforcement agencies with investigations.

Girard was presented with a Citizens Certificate of Appreciation at a reception and ceremony.  Girard’s actions reflect the overall dedication to excellence and high standards valued by Antony Soave and every employee at Soave Enterprises.

“We are very proud of the work Girard has done with the Auburn Hills Police Department,” shares FPT Executive Vice President, A.G. Hering.  “Our company is committed to helping deter metals theft, and is efforts have really benefited the community.”

About Ferrous Processing & Trading

Ferrous Processing & Trading is one of North America’s premier processors, sellers, and recyclers of scrap metals of all kinds.  They are supported by the unique skills and experience of the management, commercial, and operations teams at Soave Enterprises.  Their ownership assures both financial strength and a deep commitment to the industry and their customers.  FPT’s reputation is built on the core values of integrity, expertise, responsiveness, and creativity in the scrap metal recycling industry.

About Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit

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3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207