Michelle Coffino, the owner and CEO of Queen City Metal Recycling & Salvage, has been named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s 50 most influential women by The Mecklenburg Times.
Coffino, who is among the 2016 honorees, was chosen for the many ways that her company gives back to the local community, which includes the Second Chance employment program, summer scholarships for underprivileged children and the charities that benefited from the company’s Recycling Metal to Recycle Lives event—the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Charlotte Men's shelter, Timeout Youth and the Crisis Assistance Ministry.
Additionally, Queen City Metal has donated more than 300 bicycles to a local man who refurbishes them and presents them to underprivileged children at local schools.
According to The Mecklenburg Times, “The 50 Most Influential Women event was created to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy and in society. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, law, education and not-for-profit fields.”
A hairstylist for more than 30 years, Coffino established Queen City Metal Recycling & Salvage in July 2013 when she purchased Gilbert Iron & Steel in Charlotte.