The Secrets of Ancient Sumerian Metal Manufacturing & Impact Today

By |2024-02-04T19:45:38-07:00February 4th, 2024|industry, manufactring|

In order to grasp the present landscape of metal manufacturing and recycling, it is crucial to reflect on the historical journey that has led us to this point. Let's begin in the cradle of civilization. Mesopotamia is home to one of the oldest and most advanced societies in human history—the Sumerians. Among their numerous achievements,

Recycling Today: Bulk Grade 2023 Outlook

By |2023-08-03T09:14:31-07:00August 3rd, 2023|industry, News|

Last month, Recycling Today published Bulk Grades Struggle Through 2023. The article presents the challenges faced by recyclers operating in steel and ferrous scrap recycling markets in 2023, noting how pandemic-related price volatility initially provided advantages, yet as economic rebound slowed so did hopes of strong markets. Recycling Today points out that in the ferrous

Repurposed: Episode 4 Season Finale

By |2023-04-04T14:56:42-07:00April 3rd, 2023|industry, News|

In the Season 1 finale of Repurposed, John Sacco concludes his journey at the SSAB steel mill in Muscatine, Iowa. Here, he learns about the innovative ways that the mill is producing "green" steel, which is more energy-efficient and less impactful to the environment, thereby supporting communities. The innovative steps taken by SSAB towards sustainable

Repurposed: Episode 3 Showcases Recycled Materials

By |2023-04-04T16:08:03-07:00March 20th, 2023|industry, News|

In Season 1, Episode 3 of  the series Repurposed, John Sacco continues on a journey through SSAB's steel mill, where he witnesses steelmaking up close and personal. After leaving a recycling facility, recycled metals are transported to the mill, where they are sorted by grade and type. Later, they are melted inside an electric arc

Repurposed: Episode 2 Features Steelmaking & Safety

By |2023-04-04T14:37:08-07:00March 13th, 2023|industry, News|

We continue to feature Repurposed, a multi-episode video series that highlights various American metal processors and recyclers. In episode 2 of Repurposed, John Sacco visits SSAB, a steel mill in Muscatine, Iowa, to explore the connection between recycling and steelmaking. He showcases recycling as an  essential part of the steelmaking process and how it helps