Before there was a Green Business Certification, before companies had sustainability plans and environmental officers who worried about zero emissions and overcrowded landfills, USM, Inc. was already at the forefront of scrap metal recycling and processing.

Recycling Today ranked USM in the top 20 of the largest non-ferrous scrap processors in North America in 2010.  Due to USM’s tremendous growth over the past decade, we have expanded into five operating companies: USM, Inc., USM Processing, USM Recycling, USMe and BLH Computers.  Our companies buy non-ferrous, ferrous, precious metal bearing, used beverage cans (UBC), hi-temp alloys, electronic and composite metal scrap from industrial and manufacturing companies, recycling centers and independent scrap dealers.

With our 180,000 sq. ft. facility on ten acres just 2 miles west of the downtown Chicago Loop, USM coordinates extensive in house scrap processing and preparation.  USM is a fully optimized processing plant that offers an easy, single point of contact to handle a wide variety of processing needs.  Our extra-large capacity, efficient methodology and extensive years of experience all work together to streamline production and pull the most value out.

Every day, the world market, environmental responsibility and technology become increasingly complex.  More businesses and consumers rely on USM for our technical assistance and expertise. We work closely with sustainability platforms, environmental standards and efficiency programs to make companies work better.  We can provide you with recycling and processing solutions that are built on integrity.