Delivering the highest quality products
From Processing and Shredding to Grading and Selling...
As one of the nation’s largest recyclers of scrap metal, PSC Metals collects, trades, brokers, processes and recycles metal, both ferrous (containing iron) and nonferrous (not containing iron). Our investments in advanced technologies and our strategically located facilities help make us efficient, low cost scrap metal processor. Proximity to large industrial suppliers and major railroad routes, deep water ports and major highways provides us with a competitive advantage.
Raw scrap metal is purchased from industrial manufacturers, railroads, auto salvage facilities, metal dealers and individuals. Scrap metal typically comes from obsolete machinery and equipment such as autos, railroad cars, railroad tracks, home appliances and demolition metal from buildings and other obsolete structures. Purchased materials arrive at our metals recycling facilities daily by ship, barge, rail, truck, car and even by individuals on foot.
Once the raw scrap metal arrives at one of our yards, it is processed by sorting, shearing, shredding, torching and baling. This results in metal pieces of a size, density and purity specified by steel mills and foundries for melting and use in the production of new steel and other metal products. Smaller, more homogeneous pieces of processed metal have more value because they are more easily utilized by our customer such as steel mills and foundries.
We have shredding systems at eight of our facilities. Shredders reduce auto bodies, home appliances and other metal into fist-sized pieces in seconds. Shredded material is then carried by conveyor under magnetized drums which attract the ferrous materials and separate them from the nonferrous materials. The remaining nonferrous metal is further sorted and graded before being sold. We ship to customers via bulk cargo ships, barges, railroad cars and trucks. Our new state-of-the-art nonferrous metals recovery systems provide a more pure (refined) and preferable form of ferrous metal which can be used more efficiently by steel mills.
We invest continually in our facilities in order to maximize cost efficiencies, to provide high customer satisfaction, to deliver the highest quality products and to ensure regulatory and environmental compliance. We focus on continuous improvement of our facilities to upgrade infrastructure, and to improve customer experience.