Happy Holidays From Globe Metal, Your Industrial Metal Recycling Partner

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We want to wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season. We’ve had a fantastic year at Globe Metal, and we thank you for your business and support. We couldn’t have done it without you and we look forward to continuing as your preferred industrial metal recycling partner.

Extended Break

Our staff has been outstanding this year, and as a show of appreciation, we’re going to be enjoying an extending holiday break from December 23rd until January 2nd. Many of our salespeople and account managers will have limited access to email during this time.

Optimism for 2019

After a difficult few years in the metal industry, we’ve experienced an increase in order volumes and pricing this past year. We’re cautiously optimistic about this new paradigm and hope that you see this shift also.

You will hear about many other exciting announcements in the coming months. In the meantime feel free to reach out to our team with material that you are looking to sell. Thanks for your continued support and patronage.

Happy holidays and all the best for the New Year!

Meet Brendon Chrus: Your Specialist in Difficult Metal Waste Streams

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“When you get to a fork in the road, take it!” This advice from Yogi Berra was indeed taken by Brendon Chrus, which is what lead him to Globe Metal and then to his role as Globe Metal’s Account Manager for North America.

“I was hired as a marketing advisor and became a metal trader,” says Brendon. When Brendon accepted this marketing position, he brought to the table what Globe Metal was looking for. He’s a seasoned marketer with experience at many different types of start-ups, including co-founding a casual cycle clothing company. Education and experience open doors, but the future is there for people like Brendon who take on new challenges. Quickly, his role evolved.

“The company was getting inundated with inbound leads,” said Brendon. He was asked to help pick up the slack. One call led to another, and very quickly Brendon became the Account Manager for North America.

Globe Metal is the last stop before a metal waste stream goes to a landfill.

Brendon’s primary focus is on metal waste streams from environmental service providers, working with such companies as Apex Environmental. “Many materials have been sent to landfills in the past. We’re always looking for and finding alternatives. We are the last stop before a metal waste stream goes to a landfill.”

Brendon Chrus’s other specialty is on metal catalyst recycling and rare earth metals, which mainly come from the chemical and petroleum industries. “We recover a wide variety of metals from catalysts such a Vanadium, Nickel, Molybdenum and Palladium,” says Chrus.

Why is metal recycling environmentally friendly? The environmental impact of mining and metal production from raw materials is high. However, as metals are perpetually recyclable with reduced water and energy inputs, recycling industrial metal keeps used metal from going into landfills, in addition to eliminating the waste that results from producing new metal. Globe Metal plays a significant role in making this difference as the company successfully recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds of metal waste that would previously be going to landfills.

Brendon and his sales colleagues bring value to the metal recycling industry by investing their time to find new outlets for their client’s metal waste. “In addition to dealing with prime materials, which we buy from around the world, we’re able to work with a diverse network to recycle difficult metal streams that many companies are not willing to invest their time in.”

A key to Brendon’s success is knowing about the recovery processes for different metals and understanding which materials customers have difficulty with. “Just recently, our networks have expanded, allowing us to recycle Zirconium, Lithium, Lithium-ion batteries, Zinc metal powders and sludges,” says Chrus.

Consumers get great prices; suppliers receive a fair value for materials

Brendon is proud to work in the metal recycling industry. He buys the metal waste destined for landfills and finds a new life for it in a range of ways. For Brendon, it’s all about selling secondary raw materials that benefit all parties involved. “The consumer gets great prices, the supplier receives fair value for their materials, and we get to make to make those connections.”

As the metal recycling industry is experiencing more and more consolidation by large global conglomerates, companies like Globe Metal are getting more competitive and are finding new ways to recover materials and offer better pricing. “The mega companies who have the majority of the market share are not trying to improve on anything,” says Chrus. “Financial viability and benefit for all are what drives us at Globe Metal.”

Metal Marketplace launching soon

While there are many accomplishments that Brendon is proud of from an individual and team standpoint, he is especially excited to launch Globe Metal’s online marketplace in the New Year. “Our goal is to keep more materials out of landfills by opening up the material to potential clients. We don’t just recover secondary materials; we make sure metal streams get recycled!”

If your metal waste streams are going to landfills, contact Brendon Chrus. He will be there to help and access your situation with any industrial metal waste stream you may have.

This is the second article in an ongoing series of employee profiles. Please read others:

Face-to-face with Ricardo Alberto Martinez, our leading Account Manager for Latin America

5 Reasons Why Smart Industrial Metal Recycling Practices Are Important

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At Globe Metal, we’re all about turning one company’s waste into another company’s metal supply. Today industrial metal recycling has become progressively more challenging as new products turn up in increased levels of complexity. Common commodity metals like steel are easy to recover given that their use in relatively simple applications. On the other hand, electrical and electronic waste can often have up to 50 recyclable elements.

Since we understand that recycling metal at your company is driven by the value of the metals recovered, we thought it would be a good idea to lay out some key considerations to help you optimize its value.

Industrial Metal Recycling Using Practices

Separating Metal Streams

Simple metal sorting consists of separating ferrous from non-ferrous metals. However, in mixed streams that involve non-ferrous metals, you will want to consider having the most efficient process for keeping streams homogenous and the best storage facility systems. For example, we have a supplier who manufactures wire and cable. They were mixing their waste stream of copper and tin. After consulting with us, they put systems into place to separate their copper and tin scrap and, as a result, gained a significant increase in their revenues from their metal waste stream. By putting the right filtering processes and storage systems in place, you will always get the best value for the metal you recycle.

Best Available Techniques (BAT)

BAT is a concept originating from Europe that is part of government environmental policies and regulations for pollution abatement. Mainly, companies must use techniques that are the best for preventing or minimizing emissions and impacts on the environment. Businesses need to use BAT if this approach if their operation is an installation, such as a facility that carries out an industrial process like a refinery, food factory or intensive farming. As a result, all waste and residue streams destined for recycling need to follow certain performance standards while taking into account ecological and social costs.

BATs can differ between products and regions, and do not require the use of the highest technologies per se. Separating waste streams as mentioned above can even include hand sorting, in the early stages of recycling. What needs consideration is when metal waste streams enter into uncontrolled flows or an unsuitable process, the metal loses value and the environmental impact felt.

Environment

The recycling of scrap metal protects the environment by conserving natural resources while contributing to the conservation of energy during processing of secondary metals. Another important aspect is the use of landfills. How much is your company paying each month for metal waste to go into a landfill? If you are not entirely sure that this kind of disposal is the right solution, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. We make sure that your metal waste streams turn into secondary revenue streams for your company. With the growing movement of environmental responsibility, your scrap metal recycling can attract more clients and open up opportunities with other companies who find these standards and values important.

Health & Safety

Most industrial processes involve risk; however, there are many potentially hazardous operations in scrap metal recycling. These include shredding, compacting, crushing, torching, shearing, breaking and separating, and the loading of heavy and sharp objects using heavy equipment. It is critical that employees and customers work in a safe environment. According to the director of safety at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), to cultivate a culture of safety, management needs to set meaningful and measurable safety goals.

Sustainability Matters

It’s important to remember that manufacturing and recycling are mutually beneficial to each to other. Necessity is the mother of invention, which rings true in the case of General Motors (GM). After risking bankruptcy and having to work through a major company restructuring, what emerged from the ashes was a zero-waste manufacturing policy. In GM’s plants across the globe, 90% of the manufacturing waste stream is re-used or recycled. In 2013, their revenues increased by over $1 billion when they implemented their zero-waste policy. It is now quickly becoming a standard for many manufacturers worldwide.

There are many debates about design-for-recycling and the need for manufacturers to consider how to recycle products at the end of their useful life. As manufacturers continue to invest in reducing their environmental footprint, the sharing of information to encourage more effective and efficient recycling practices is something that we are proud to be a part of at Globe Metal.

Whether your company generates soft metal scrap on a consistent basis or you require assistance with disposing of some old metal products, we offer custom solutions to your situation. Don’t hesitate to contact us.