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About Schnitzer

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America with operating facilities located in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and Western Canada. Schnitzer has seven deep water export facilities located on both the East and West Coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Company’s integrated operating platform also includes 50 stores which sell serviceable used auto parts from salvaged vehicles, receive more than 4.3 million annual retail visits, and recycle 338 thousand end-of-life vehicles. The Company’s steel manufacturing operations produce finished steel products including rebar, wire rod, and other specialty products. The Company began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

Metric Tons
Recycled Metals Annually

Our Impact

Schnitzer facilities acquire, process, and recycle more than 4.4 million long tons of ferrous metals and 593 million pounds of nonferrous metals, dismantle and recycle more than 338 thousand end-of-life vehicles, and produce more than 448 thousand short tons of finished steel products annually.

Customers Annually

Our Services

We serve more than 4.3 million business-to-consumer retail customers annually, selling more than 4.4 million reusable auto parts including tires, rims, batteries, and vehicle accessories. In addition, we offer customized business-to-business solutions for recycling metals, pallets, cardboard, and plastics.

Schnitzer Team Members

Our People

Schnitzer’s diverse and dynamic team of more than 3,100 individuals includes frontline workers, mechanics, material sorters, equipment operators, and local experts including operations and logistics professionals and auto parts dismantlers. Our people contribute expertise and talent across a wide range of skillsets.

Metal Recycling Process