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Ferrous Processing and Trading (FPT) 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. 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.

Ferrous Processing and Trading is a key supplier to the metals industry of North America. They are also a major scrap metals management company for the U.S. auto industry. From every stage of the metal recycling process from the assembly line to the used parts pile then through the scrap processing yard and into the furnace, FPT has the right answers for handling and marketing metal.

Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Provides an Array of Positive Benefits

Scrap metal recycling provides infinite possibilities for sustainable resources.  In our modern society, many individuals, small businesses, and large corporations use metals in their everyday activities ranging from small household projects to national transportation projects or industrial work.  Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, lead, nickel tin, and zinc are common household and industrial materials, and all share a unique feature.  Non-ferrous scrap metal can be recycled an unlimited number of times without altering any of their chemical properties or losing their integrity and strength.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we encourage our clients to find ways to optimize their non-ferrous scrap metal recycling efforts. What does this mean for our customers? Non-Ferrous Scrap Bring a Higher Value – Because of their unique ability to be recycled indefinitely, non-ferrous scrap metals can be more valuable than ferrous metals to recycle.  For everyday individuals, this means more money for your old appliances, furniture, or automotive parts.  Aluminum can be found in a variety of household items and is readily accepted at any of the Ferrous Processing & Trading processing centers for a competitive cash value. For businesses and industrial clients, non-ferrous metals can be an important part of the scrap metal recycling process.  Whether companies gather and [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:29:50-05:00September 18th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Provides an Array of Positive Benefits

Scrap Metal Recycling Company Stands apart as an Exceptional Industry Leader

Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.  Whether you are a private client looking to recycle household scrap metal or a national industrial or manufacturing business, our staff at FPT is committed to helping each client maximize the efficiency and profitability of their scrap metal recycling process.  Scrap metal recycling offers a myriad of benefits for clients. Let’s take a look at some of those: Our team at Ferrous Processing & Trading can be trusted to do the best work.  Not all scrap metal recycling companies are the same.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we offer the highest level of customer service and strive to satisfy our customer with efficiency, organization, value, and open and honest communication. Not only are we committed to supporting each client, but we support our community as well.  We offer easy-to-understand pricing, reliable scrap metal management services, and professional assistance.  Our practices are monitored for safety and each facility is registered to the ISO 9000 Standard. Scrap metal management experts help maximize efficiency.  Our professional scrap management experts partner with your team to work with your scrap metal management process to determine the best methods [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:01-05:00September 11th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Recycling Company Stands apart as an Exceptional Industry Leader

Scrap Metal Recycling Guide: How and Why to Start Recycling Scrap Metal

Ferrous Processing & Trading works with clients from all backgrounds to facilitate convenient, responsible, and value-driven scrap metal recycling services.  If you do not already have a scrap metal recycling process in place, you are missing out on potential revenue for yourself or your business!  If you do have a metal recycling program, when was the last time you reviewed it for efficiency and profitability?  At FPT, we assist clients of all types to identify scrap metal recycling opportunities so they can take advantage of the rising market prices for valuable ferrous and non-ferrous materials and responsibly clean out their scrap metal inventory.  It should be easy to recycle:  Recycling scrap metal is simple, and with the professional assistance of our customer representatives, we make it convenient and reliable as well.  We offer competitive pricing and can guide you through each step of the process. Where to begin: Many clients find themselves buried in scrap metal without even really knowing what they have.  To begin the scrap metal recycling process, you should first take an inventory of the materials you have on hand.  It may be helpful to sort them into categories if possible, so you know what you have [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:11-05:00September 6th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Recycling Guide: How and Why to Start Recycling Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal Recycling Guide: Seasonal Scrap Metal Clean-Out

Scrap metal recycling is a great way to support the environment, clean out waste materials that may be gathering at your home and even earn a little extra money.  With autumn just around the corner, late summer is a great time to gather and recycle old scrap metal before it is damaged by inclement weather or climate conditions such as rain or snow.  Recycling scrap metal can be easier than you think, and recyclable materials can be found even around the house.  Here are some suggestions for items to look for and clean out this month: Broken Down Mower – Do you have an old lawnmower that is collecting cobwebs in the corner of your garage?  These can be recycled for cash, which can be put towards a newer, more efficient and environmentally friendly model. Patio Furniture and Pots – If you have old aluminum or iron furniture or copper planter pots, don’t just haul them to the junkyard, take to be recycled!   These scrap metal materials can be melted down and reused in an infinite array of new applications. Old grills – You know, that old charcoal or gas grill that is sitting collecting rust in the back corner [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:20-05:00August 26th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Recycling Guide: Seasonal Scrap Metal Clean-Out

Scrap Metal Recycling Clients Support Sustainable Industrial Practices

Ferrous Processing and Trading offers customers customized scrap metal management services to meet each client’s particular needs. Scrap metal recycling has become a major industry within America over the last century.  Scrap metal recycling provides more sustainable practices for commercial, manufacturing, and industrial markets as an efficient way to source usable metal for new applications. The Need for Industrial Recycling Practices Recycling in the United States is an important process.  In general, the average person creates over four pounds of trash daily, totaling close to 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.  The EPA estimates that over 75% of waste is recyclable, yet we only recycle about 30%.   There is a significant opportunity for businesses and individuals to take a hard look at their waste management processes and find ways to improve their efforts. The EPA also reports that on an individual level, over 87% of Americans have access to a curb-side recycling service or drop-off recycling program.  However, this is not enough.  Even greater results can come from commercial and industrial recycling efforts.  Does your company have a responsible waste management or scrap metal management program in place? Is Your Scrap Metal Management Process Optimized? Even if you have [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:28-05:00August 15th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Recycling Clients Support Sustainable Industrial Practices

Ferrous Processing & Trading Offers Legacy of Experience and Elevated Standards

Ferrous Processing & Trading supports responsible and high-quality non-ferrous scrap metal recycling within the United States.  Scrap metal recycling encompasses processing techniques for a diverse array of metal products including ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Non-ferrous scrap metal material includes aluminum, copper, lead, tin, nickel, zinc, and others.  Non-ferrous metal is one of the few materials that does not lose any chemical or physical properties during the processing cycle.  Consequently, non-ferrous metals are an optimal consumer material because they can be recycled an unlimited number of times.  Non-ferrous scrap metal recycling is common in the United States.  In fact, enough material is processed to build 26,000 Statues of Liberty just through U.S. copper recycling totals each year. Our Experienced History At Ferrous Processing and Trading (FPT), we have been buying, processing, and trading non-ferrous metals since 1946.  We have a long history of responsible scrap metal management services to serve private and commercial clients across the country. Currently, non-ferrous scrap metal is processed at SLC Recycling, a division of FPT.  The facility is a full-service non-ferrous processing center and is the first non-ferrous scrap metal processing center to integrate a high-capacity shredder, an optical sorter, and dry system separators with sand [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:35-05:00August 8th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Ferrous Processing & Trading Offers Legacy of Experience and Elevated Standards

Scrap Metal Recycling: Commonly Asked Questions at FPT

Ferrous Processing & Trading answers common questions about scrap metal recycling within industrial and manufacturing industries. Scrap metal recycling is now an integral process for manufacturing and industrial companies.  Businesses are looking for more and more efficient ways to manage their scrap metal waste and are looking to the experts to help create a cost-effective and sustainable process that can be implemented safely and responsibly.  As the fifth-largest scrap metal recycling company in the United States, we have over fifty years of experience in the scrap metal recycling industry and are happy to share our wealth of information and insight to assist our clients in making informed and effective decisions. The following is a sampling of our most common questions about scrap metal recycling, we hope this helps others better understand the process and its benefits. What kinds of metal can be recycled? All kinds of scrap metal can be recycled.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we accept ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals of many kinds including: Ferrous -          We accept a wide array of ferrous scrap metal materials including construction, industrial, or manufacturing waste.  We process this material to supply steel mills and foundries across the country. Non-Ferrous -          [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:30:40-05:00August 2nd, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Recycling: Commonly Asked Questions at FPT

Scrap Metal Supply Company Builds National Reputation for Integrity and Reliability

Ferrous Processing & Trading proudly delivers high-quality scrap metal re-melting products to customers nationwide. Detroit, MI 2013 - Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) partners with clients nationwide to supply high-value specialty re-melting products for steel making and foundry customers.  Annually, FPT brokers an average of 28 million tons of scrap metal.  FPT uses a combination of innovative processes and a supply of prompt manufacturing scrap to develop and regularly deliver their high-quality products. “We are dedicated to providing products of high-value and integrity for each of our customers,” states FPT Executive Vice President, Chip Hering. “We are very proud of our long-standing trade relationships where mutual trust and confidence have built ever stronger over the years.  We are in business for the long pull, and our reputation for straightforward dealing is one of our cherished assets.” Ferrous Processing & Trading supplies a myriad of scrap metal re-melting products including: Uncoated (black) punchings and busheling Dense, free-flowing “nuggets” of low residual, low carbon scrap Shredded #1 clips Low-residual coolant scrap, packaged and bulk, for ladle metallurgy applications Gray and nodular iron new automotive scrap Hot-process briquetted cast iron borings Ferrous Processing & Trading serves scrap metal clients nationwide.  Whether you need [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:31:09-05:00June 26th, 2013|Ferrous Processing and Trading|Comments Off on Scrap Metal Supply Company Builds National Reputation for Integrity and Reliability