ISRI 2012 expo, study show importance of scrap

May 29, 2012 | 04:42 PM | AMM staff

Tags  ISRI Annual Convention, John Sacco, Chuck Carr, Atlas Metal & Iron Corp.,

More than 5,000 attendees gathered at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention and exposition in Las Vegas in April to hear and learn about issues covering regulation, safety, the environment, the general economy and more.

The theme of the convention, “Be More,” was chosen because it summed up the approach ISRI and its members take toward “information, efficiency and profitability,” said Chuck Carr, vice president of member services.

The exhibit hall at the convention featured more than 300 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Among the companies represented in the exhibit hall were equipment suppliers, scrap processors, mills and refineries, brokerage firms, and environmental and safety professionals. Beyond the hall, attendees had the opportunity to hear presentations from ISRI officials and a number of guest speakers. 

In a warning issued during the opening session of the convention, outgoing ISRI chairman John Sacco said the scrap recycling industry “will be legislated out of business” if it doesn’t become more proactive in tackling metal theft. He emphasized the industry’s need to be at the forefront of compliance issues such as metal theft laws. 

“It’s time to stop thieves at our door and encourage enforcement against those unwilling to do so,” he said. “If we don’t get on the right side of this issue, we will be legislated out of business.”....





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