Experienced, Professional Scrap Metal Recycling – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
As industry in the United States and around the world has grown, technology has developed to use a wide variety of metals and alloys in the manufacture of a wide range of products. Today recycling and reusing metals is an important part of most industries. The costs of mining and processing ores along with increasing concern about environmental issues has made metal recycling more and more economically important. It is always less expensive and energy-efficient to use recycled materials than to manufacture items from virgin metals derived from mining. That has been true for a very long time and was the basis for Abe Leder’s original decision to enter the scrap metal business in 1913. 100 years later, our scrap metal dealer has become a leader in metal recycling in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.
Full-Service Scrap Metal Recycling Operation in the Twin Cities
Minnesota Scrap Metal Buyer
Every scrap metal company relies on purchasing materials from a variety of sources. At Leder Brothers, we purchase a wide range of metals from an equally wide range of sellers. At our convenient Minneapolis scrap yard, we buy metals from individual sellers who bring their scrap to us. We also purchase scrap metals from small businesses and set up metal recycling programs for corporate and industrial sellers throughout Minnesota. In all cases, metal scrap is carefully sorted, weighed, and its exact composition is analyzed, using state-of-the-art analysis equipment and then priced based on current market values. By paying a fair price to every seller, we build long-term relationships with our customers who continue to supply us with the materials we need. Our owners, Mark Leder and Isaac Einisman, work directly with our customers and our long-time employees share their respect and appreciation for each seller.
Processing Scrap Metals at Our Minneapolis Scrap Yard
After purchasing scrap metals from our valued sellers, our work begins to make it ready to sell to our wholesale buyers for reuse. Cast iron and steel scrap is stored in our outdoor area and handled by our large materials handling equipment. It is loaded into rail cars for shipment from our railroad siding. Other scrap moves into our indoor facility. There it is carefully graded, sorted and handled according to the type of scrap. Some materials like aluminum sheet metal, tubing, and beverage cans are baled for shipment. Other metals are handled and sorted with a variety of equipment in preparation for sale. Each shipment must be prepared separately and must include only a particular grade and type of material. Processing may include cutting materials, compacting them, and other operations. Metal buyers have specific requirements for each type of metal scrap, so this processing must be done with precision and care.
Wholesale Sales of Processed Scrap Metals
In the 21st Century, buyers of processed scrap metals from us may be located anywhere in the world. We prepare shipments in a wide variety of quantities, from full rail cars and containers to truckloads and partial truckloads. For some high-value scrap metals, industrial precious metals and rare alloys, even small shipments are of high value. Our truck scales are state-certified and every shipment is clearly labeled, and packaged for safe handling, security, and ease of unloading. The quality of each shipment is crucial. That quality depends on careful processing and sorting. The presence of even a small quantity of the wrong metal can lead to rejection of the entire shipment in many cases, so Leder Brothers constantly monitors quality throughout the processing operation. Our facility is highly secured to protect materials until they are shipped. Maintaining our reputation as a supplier of high-quality recycled metals is crucial for our success.
Top-Quality Metal Recycling Services in Minnesota & Worldwide
The metal recycling business has changed enormously in the past hundred years. When Abe Leder first started collecting scrap metal for resale back in 1913, it was a fairly simple business. Today, though, metal recycling has become a high-tech, exacting business, handling hundreds of different metal alloy types and meeting the demands of 21st Century industrial companies. At Leder Brothers, we welcome the challenges of this business and enjoy the process, from meeting the many retail customers who supply us with our raw materials to processing those materials for sale to our worldwide list of wholesale customers and industries. The scrap metal industry may not be a glamorous one but it’s a fascinating and essential part of our international industrial economy.