Once the purchased material arrives at Spectrum or a Gold Metal facility, it is graded by using handheld x-ray analyzers to determine exact composition. After material is sorted, it is processed through various methods including baling, cutting, shearing, and breaking. Material is packaged to meet exact specifications required by consumers. Finally, material is shipped to mills and smelters all over the world. We ship on average 1500 loads of recyclable material monthly, which equals sixty million pounds of recyclable material diverted from landfills every month. That is 720 million pounds every year. Due to the large volume we buy and sell, we work off of very small margins with customers. This ensures the best price in the region, as well as attracts customers from other areas around the country.

Our large fleet of trucks, equipment, and modern machinery create the finest customer service, as well as efficiently manage daily operations to ensure optimal service. We offer a diverse selection of scrap processing and material handling equipment and can custom design a scrap handling system that fits your needs. Below are some examples of the resources we offer:

Material Handling Equipment Offered, Cost-Free Fleets of Trucks Ferrous/Nonferrous Processing Quality Control
Inside storage
Roll-off containers,
20-50 yd. capacity
Harris High-Reduction Balers (HRB) Handheld x-ray
Roll-off containers Van Trailer storage or hauling, 53-57 foot ARS Pucking Systems for aluminum chips CCD argon gas analyzer for light elements
Vertical and horizontal balers Flatbeds for
special projects
Conveying systems for ease of handling Computer purchasing system with bar coding
Self-dumping hoppers Bobtails for smaller loads, 18-22 foot 500-ton guillotine shear for heavy steel Camera surveillance 24 hours per day
Compaction systems   400-ton mobile shears  
Low-profile digital warehouse scales   High-density Baler for bundles