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Tariffs & Trades: Dropping Prices – 5/22/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices   Ugly. This is certainly getting ugly right now. These markets are becoming extremely volatile and with a lot of questions on what’s going to happen with the trade and tariffs negotiations, we have seen them prices declining. Not only has the aluminum and copper market been […]

It’s One Of Those Week’s Again… 5/15/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!  With Mother’s Day behind us we hope that many of you took care of the important women in your life and had a nice day. To say the least, these markets have been extremely tumultuous with the tariffs leading most headlines as well as […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Do They Affect Scrap?

[UPDATED 5/15/19] A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break […]

What To Expect In Trade Talks & Scrap Prices – 4/10/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices   Hey iScrappers!!! We heard that there’s a couple of weird snowstorms getting ready to hit parts of the Midwest and we feel bad for anyone that has to continue dealing with any of these weather problems. We hop you all stay safe and your scrap doesn’t […]

Copper Is Still Being Affected By Trade Talks – 4/3/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   iScrappers! We hope that many of you have had a very profitable week and have been able to get more scrap in the last few weeks with the weather turning than you had in weeks prior. We always love to hear stories about how you’re […]

Steel Prices Are Up Again, Copper Isn’t Moving – 3/27/19

With the first quarter of 2019 wrapping up, we are happy to see how everything shook out the first three months of the year.  With no more tariff increases and additional conversations between the US and the Chinese continuing, we have been watching very closely to the world markets.  With the oil and gas prices […]

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

Aluminum Has Taken A Hit – 3/20/19

We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying these higher prices especially the ones we saw getting reported over the last few weeks with steady increases week over week. With OPEC continuing their promise to decrease output we have started to see the gas prices rise and that has been part of the reason […]

Scrap Prices Are Remaining Stable – 3/13/19

Good Day to Everyone!!! Can you believe it’s already the middle of March and almost 1/4 of 2019 is done? With the scrap price is reacting positively and steel and copper markets have been very strong all of this year we are hoping to resolve the tariff dispute and get even better news going into […]

After High Prices, Copper Slips This Week – 2/13/19

Hey iScrappers!!! With a lot of the cold out of the picture and halfway through February, we have started to see more and more positive stories coming out of the market. We have seen many parts of the country getting hammered with snow and that certainly will slow things down while on the road looking […]

Damn, It’s Cold: Are Prices Heating Up? – 1/30/19

iScrappers!!! With freezing temperatures in the negative degrees throughout the midwestern part of the United States and with wind chills and then temperatures into the -50 to -60° range, we hope that everyone in those areas stays warm and keeps safe. We can’t believe that one month of 2019 is already in the books and […]