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Pile of Scrap Podcast

Ep. 11: Scrap Never Sleeps – PNW Metal Recycling, Inc.

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 12/5/19 12:00 PM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 11: Scrap Never Sleeps – PNW Metal Recycling, Inc.

Servicing throughout the Oregon and Washington regions since 2013, PNW Metal Recycling (PNW) is a conjoined family-owned business with years of experience in the industry. Whilst maintaining their reputation for the utmost level integrity, this company works every day to stay efficient in their region and becoming the lowest cost producer of the commodities they produce. In this episode, John Sacco travels to Portland, Oregon to speak with owners Fouad Daoud, his son Sean Daoud, and Hank Doane about PNW’s story, the burden of operating a facility in an environmentally conscious state such as Oregon, and their involvement with ISRI.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep. 10: The Aluminum Guru - Matt Kripke

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 11/19/19 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 10: The Aluminum Guru - Matt Kripke

Toledo, Ohio-based Kripke Enterprises Inc. (KEI) has become one of the most notable non-ferrous scrap brokerage firms to serve North America. Having been known as the “go-to guy for aluminum,” President of KEI Matt Kripke joins Pile of Scrap host John Sacco to explain the rapid growth of the aluminum industry that has been overall prominent in autos and electric vehicles with examples as pronounced as Tesla and the Ford F-150. Announcing his appreciation, Kripke describes how economically viable and environmentally responsible ISRI has been in educating for the prevention of that aluminum going into landfills in the future.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep. 9: Economically Impacted with Jason Schenker

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 11/7/19 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 9: Economically Impacted with Jason Schenker

When it comes to getting down to the hard questions of understanding the impacts of the economy and the future it holds, Jason Schenker breaks it down for us. John Sacco invites Mr. Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world, on the show to talk on how the recycling industry and the U.S. economy has been impacted by tariffs as well as the net effect of the economy in terms of taxes on both the state and national levels.

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Topics: Recycling

Ep. 8: Scrap Legends: SA Recycling Part #2

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 10/30/19 5:00 AM

 

Pile of Scrap Ep. 8: Scrap Legends: SA Recycling Part #2

With SA Recycling being one of the largest and most successful privately-owned scrap recycling companies in the United States, SA President and CEO George Adams knows the ins and outs of what makes this industry tick. In Part 2 of “Scrap Legends: SA Recycling” George sits down with John Sacco to discuss the difficulties in finding laborers, the effects the trade wars with China have had on the scrap business, and what it was like being an officer for ISRI.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep. 7: Scrap Legends: SA Recycling Part #1

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 10/22/19 4:30 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 7: Scrap Legends: SA Recycling Part #1

As one of the largest and most successful privately-owned scrap recycling companies in the United States, it has taken years of patience, perseverance, and hard work for SA Recycling to officially claim its name to fame. George Adams, SA President and CEO, sits down with Pile of Scrap host John Sacco to talk further about his time in law school, the attempt to accommodate California’s strict regulation laws, and the details behind SA’s past bankruptcy that turned out to benefit the company in the long run.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep. 6: The Recyclers’ Advocate – Brian Shine, ISRI

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 10/9/19 3:31 PM

 

Pile of Scrap Ep. 6: The Recyclers’ Advocate – Brian Shine, ISRI

Throughout generations of his family being involved in the industry, current ISRI Chairman Brian Shine, knew scrap was in his blood from the very beginning. From incorporating the values that he had learned from his family business in addition to the experience he’d acquired through his involvement in the industry, he leads the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) to its continued success. Brian joins John Sacco to discuss the strategy behind the magic that is ISRI and how important the organization has been for the entire scrap recycling community as a whole.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep. 5: Like Father, Like Son - Pasco Iron & Metal

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 9/24/19 2:45 PM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 5: Like Father, Like Son - Pasco Iron & Metal

From following closely in his father’s footsteps, Matthew Goldman, CEO of Pasco Iron and Metal based in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, is unsurpassed when it comes to knowing the do’s and don’ts of the scrap business. By juggling all the responsibilities of building his company from the ground up, he is a true one man show. John Sacco joins Matthew and his father, Mark Goldman, in discussing Matthew taking the reins from his father and how exactly that plays into the success of his company and Florida’s growing scrap industry.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep.3: The Real Environmentalists

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 8/6/19 4:20 PM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 3: The Real Environmentalists

From fashion to recycling, Edward Kangeter, CEO of CASS, Inc. based in Oakland, CA dives into the “ugliness” of the scrap industry and swaps memorable stories with John. As recyclers, they explain how one can clean up their operations, and help the world understand the importance of a scrap yard. Although, Ed forbids to use the word scrap. Ed also describes his aluminum scrap operation. Processing, melting, and selling old recycled aluminum to clients who create everything from ice cream scoops, to skateboard trucks.

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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

Ep.2: The Blue Bin Myth

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 8/5/19 2:53 PM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 2: The Blue Bin Myth

How do we resolve the plastic pollution? Jason Young, CEO of the Allan Company based in Southern California, discusses a possible solution with John Sacco. However, the solution involves more than just putting “recyclables” in the blue bin. It requires packaging manufactures to think past the initial shelf life or their products. These issues lead to what we call the Blue Bin Myth: what can and cannot be recycled.

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Topics: Plastic Recycling, Recycling, MRF

Ep.1: This is Pile of Scrap

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 8/5/19 2:49 PM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 1: This is Pile of Scrap

Sierra Recycling & Demolition is your traditional scrap processor: dealing in scrap metal, cardboard, and field service work for agriculture and oil. Sierra R&D General Manager, Ryan Mallard, and Operations Manager, Daniel Zamora, talk to John Sacco about the company’s safety goals, government regulations, and spending money to make money.
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Topics: Recycling, Scrap Recycling

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