Scrap Management


USM didn’t become one of the largest, privately-held, non-ferrous scrap processors in North America by accident. Over the years, our great success lies in our personalized attention to our customers, our industry expertise, and our commitment to never settle for anything less than the best.  We leverage our size to accept and process one of the most diverse arrays of metals in the industry, including:

  • Non-ferrous
  • Ferrous
  • UBCs
  • High temperature alloys
  • Precious metals

Our specializations have grown beyond the scrap metal division. We now enhance all our business relationships by offering an increased return on investment, turning your scrap into more than recycling material but also refurbished products where available.  When you partner with us, you get the entire lifecycle of processing, reconditioning and potential shared mark ups on those items as well.

How We Operate

At USM, we operate for efficiency. We employ economies of scale to maximize the return for our customers. We have the size, the equipment and the expertise to cater to various needs — from specialized equipment to customized processing and packaging to meet consumer needs.

It all starts with collection.  We maintain an extensive network that covers:• Industrial manufacturing plants

  • Government operations
  • Scrap dealers
  • Recycling centers
  • Demolition centers
  • Printers
  • Other non-ferrous scrap producing venues

Our sophisticated processes maximize efficiencies and minimize errors. Working the facility around a giant “U” shape, allows material to flow seamlessly from receiving to shipping. A bar coding system tags all inventory and can be monitored throughout the facility. Computerized scales input data electronically for error-free recording. However, it is our exceptional people, who are dedicated to using a hands-on management style that offers constant attention to work flow, adjusting and resolving problems as they arise, that makes our business faster, safer and better than the rest.

From receiving to shipping, we strive to make doing business with Universal easy. At USM you can expect:

  • Timely Service
  • Competitive Prices
  • Prompt Settlements
  • Consignment Accounts
  • Fully Equipped Metal Identification Laboratory
  • Computerized Barcoding/Tracking/Reporting
  • Advanced Processing Equipment
  • Material Management/Recovery Analysis
  • Full Fleet of Transport Vehicles, Equipment, Containers
  • Professionally Trained Bi-Lingual Staff
  • Member: ISRI, IPMI, TMA, IRA