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Infrastructure Bill & What It Means for Scrap Metal Prices

Infrastructure is a big word, and it brings ample opportunities to the scrapping world; but how will that affect the prices and markets?  Infrastructure Affecting Prices Bottom line:  we’re not expecting to see much market movement when the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill gets pushed through Washington DC, and here’s why. This bill has so much […]

Why China is Refusing Scrap Metal & Materials

Over the years the Chinese have been buying and taking all types of commodities from all over the world and they have been accruing worldwide assets along the way. Those assets could be mines, ports, or large investments in overseas companies with a partial or a controlling interest. Why this becomes so important is when […]

China: Not Our Garbage Collector

Many people have asked us about many of the reasons that the Chinese markets are tightening up on the scrap markets and imports to the country. If that was an easy one sentence answer this would make for a boring post, but it is way more complex then just this blog will be- but let’s […]

Aluminum Prices Finally Seem Stable – 12/16/20

We have continued to see the aluminum markets remaining strong and add a piece that seems to be sustainable. With basic grades of aluminum like sheet and cast continuing to climb in price, we have seen some of the averages going into the mid $0.20’s per pound.

Ripple Effect of Trade Wars on Scrap Metal

A lot of people continue to talk about the tariffs, and how they are going to affect the whole scrap markets…and the short answer is (insert drum roll please), negatively but then positively. Things have to go through rocky turbulent times in order to get to smoother waters and that is what we are seeing […]

Copper’s Rollercoaster, Aluminum Going Up More? – 9/23/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap-Time!!! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying these prices which have conTinued to remain steady over the last seven days. But more importantly, many of you might be celebrating the beginning of the fall season by going apple picking and pumpkin picking this weekend and we look forward […]

Learning About Tariff’s Effects on Scrap Metal

We’ve talked about tariffs multiple times in 2018, but we wanted to go over the cause and effect of what has been happening since they really got instituted. Many countries have had great pushback on the US, but one thing that we have seen is the openness of countries starting to work together to get […]

Could Electric Motor Prices Drop As Low As Steel?

As of July 2018 –  We have seen copper prices jumping all over the place, heard rumors about exports getting ready to dry up to China – and that may just be the start of things. With recent news of more tariffs going into place, we may be seeing these markets turning a different direction.  […]

How The Coronavirus is Affecting Scrap – 3/4/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Adventurers! This has certainly been a wild ride for the last 2 to 3 weeks and it has not stopped going into this week. We hope everyone has been tuning into our weekly reports and trying to keep their mind straight with a copper market and […]

Could Copper Jump $0.20? – 11/27/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We hope that everyone has enjoyed the last few weeks of fall and is looking forward to the holiday season. Regardless of what you celebrate, we’d like to thank you for spending time with us throughout the year; listening and talking about scrap […]

Yeah, We’re Tired of Low Prices Too – 11/20/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Gobble Gobble! With the season of turkey being upon us next week, we would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We have been watching the markets and trying to learn what has been going on and it has been a very interesting […]

Relief for Steel Yet? – 10/16/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!!! We hope that everyone is doing well and staying busy. With so many pieces of information flowing our way, it’s very interesting to watch and see how things are shaping up. Not only in the copper market, which is unfortunately down even after we’ve […]