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 flotation.
At SLC Recycling, we purchase, sort, process, and package a wide array of scrap metal including aluminum, brass, copper, tool steels, stainless steel, and high temperature alloys. Each metal is processed accordingly, using advanced technology and processes.
Our processing and packaging methods include baling, bulk, boxed, shredding, briquetting, and super-sacks. Thanks to our world-wide marketing and operations team, we have the capability to ship directly to major international and domestic secondary aluminum smelters, foundries, and steel mills.
Elevated Product and Satisfaction Standards
We pride ourselves on maintaining high quality standards. Our Quality Control Programs include:
- Statistical process control
- Qualified standards and evaluation operators
- Advanced analysis tools including sophisticated spectrometers and wet system analysis
The environmental and quality control processes at SLC Recycling set it apart from others in the scrap metal recycling industry. The majority of SLC Recycling operations occur indoors with all materials handled over paved surfaces or under a roof to facilitate greater environmental protection. Furthermore, FPT employs a state-of-the-art drainage and collection system at SLC Recycling as well as dust collectors and cyclones to remove airborne contaminants.
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. 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 & 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.
Ferrous Processing & Trading
3400 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207