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The Growing Importance of Recycling E-Waste

The Growing Importance of Recycling E-Waste

The COVID-19 pandemic habits of the past two years have had more people using more electronic devices for work, education and entertainment from home.  This growing use of electronics, while critical to maintain our activities from home, has a downside: a...
Demand for Aluminum Scrap Metal Driving Value

Demand for Aluminum Scrap Metal Driving Value

Numerous factors have contributed to aluminum scrap metal demand and the increase in aluminum scrap price. Disruption of the aluminum supply chain from Russia is one current factor, as Russia normally provides about 6 percent of the primary aluminum that U.S....
New Sheet Steel Mill Plant Slated for West Virginia

New Sheet Steel Mill Plant Slated for West Virginia

U.S. steel company Nucor announced last month it is planning to make its largest investment ever in a new sheet steel mill plant to be located in Mason County, West Virginia.  The announcement is a win for the move toward green steel, as Nucor utilizes electric...
What’s In a Database and Why It Matters

What’s In a Database and Why It Matters

Companies considering industry-specific software will hear about the database of a potential software package.  What exactly is meant by the database and why is it important?  For scrap metal recycling companies, a software’s database will have ramifications...