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Metal of the Month: Iron

Iron is a brittle, hard substance and the most abundant of all metals. Iron is the 4th most common element found in the Earth’s crust, and Earth’s core is thought to be composed of iron. It is also abundant in the sun and stars.

Copper Shooting For The Moon, Still Pushing 10-Year Highs – 5/5/21

With copper prices rising and worldwide demand increasing, we won’t be surprised to see a quick decrease or a fast increase coming soon.

Copper Reaches New Heights, 10-Year Highs – 4/28/21

Increased prices have been fueled by increased demand in the world’s economic recovery. We have seen scrap yards increasing their prices over the last couple of weeks by about $0.30/ lb. on copper #1 and #2 on average. On top of this, we have seen a continued push for higher prices across all aluminum markets, and these price increases could continue throughout the rest of the year.

Copper Gains $0.20 In A Week – 4/21/21

With copper leading the way over the last week, with gains of $0.20 per pound, we have seen all reported prices jumping. More importantly, we continue to see the aluminum market gaining steam and momentum moving forward.

How To Take Apart A Scrap Industrial Transformer

When you are looking to make the most money on your scrap transformer, we almost always suggest taking apart at least the copper transformers, and you should consider taking apart the aluminum ones if you have the right time/experience/tools.

Boring Copper Prices Are Actually Good – 4/14/21

For the last few weeks, copper seems to go from being the most talked-about subject to the most boring one. The best news is that it is exactly how we like it to be. Copper prices have barely moved over the last few weeks, with very minor up or downswings, which has shown stability in the market for the first time in months.

Copper Prices Had A Holiday – 4/7/21

Over the last week, we have watched copper, which has been relatively calm (other than some strikes in different mines that caused large jumps in the market.

Where Have Copper & Steel Prices Come From? – 3/31/21

Copper from 1980 through 2005…Copper has become one of (if not) the hottest commodity going into 2021, with the markets drastically going up during the last 6 months of 2020 and into 2021. For many years during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, copper was one of the most underappreciated metals.

Is Copper Cooling Down, While Aluminum Is Up? – 3/24/21

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Stable Scrap Prices, Steel Demand Coming? – 3/17/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Hope you get lucky today… Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day!  They say that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So we continue to search for the pot of gold, otherwise known as Copper, but if you have a story about finding an actual pot of gold, we would love […]

Aluminum Is Going Up Again, Copper Steady – 3/10/21

With more money being thrown around than ever before in the world right now, it’s crazy to see what’s going on with pricing and commodities and vaccinations and everything else. With so much going on we have had our head on a constant swivel listening for more information and pushing for more market news to be able to share with you.

Copper Still Rising, So Is Aluminum – 3/3/21

With aluminum prices continuing to climb, we have seen the price of aluminum really having a steady increase this year. While aluminum prices have always lagged behind in their growth patterns, with the tariffs in place we really saw them get hammered the last couple of years.