Alcoa Names 2012 Top North American Scrap Suppliers

Aluminum firm has been holding the honor for eight years.

October 22, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

The aluminum firm Alcoa has announced its list of the “Top North American Scrap Suppliers for 2012.” This marks the eighth consecutive year that Alcoa’s scrap purchasing group has honored what it calls the best suppliers in terms of safety, quality, volume, breadth of supply to multiple locations and delivery performance.

“Working closely with suppliers and recognizing their efforts to deliver high-quality scrap in a safe and reliable manner continues to be an important component of our overall plan to continue to grow the usage of scrap into our locations,” says Gary Doughty, Alcoa’s North American scrap materials manager.

“In 2012, we enhanced our program to provide feedback to our suppliers on how they are performing against our scorecard. We’ve had positive response from numerous suppliers regarding the quarterly feedback that this helps them to help us. We plan to continue with this initiative as we look to the future to meet our growing need for scrap across our North American facilities,” Doughty adds.

The 2012 North American (NA) Scrap Purchasing Top Ten Suppliers are:

American Iron and Metal LP, Montreal,

Atlas Metal & Iron Corp., Denver

Commercial Metals Co.,

Jack Engle & Company, Los Angeles

Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Co., Holland, Mich.

Omnisource & Omnisource SE Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. and Lyman, S.C. 

Service Aluminum Corp., Baltimore

Schupan & Sons Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich.

State Metal Industries, Camden, N.J.

United Scrap Metal Inc., Cicero, Ill.