NEW YORK Scrap
industry veteran Lawrence "Larry" Sax died Dec. 17 in Cobourg,
Ontario. He was 80.
Sax, who began his
career in 1955 at his grandfathers recycling business, J.
Sax & Co., in Chelsea, Mass., worked for companies in
nearly every facet of the aluminum industry, including Barmet
Aluminum Corp., Akron, Ohio; Castech Aluminum, also of Akron;
and Girard, Ohio-based Easco Aluminum. Following his
retirement, he worked as an editorial consultant for Recycling
Today Global Edition magazine from 2008 to 2012.
Sax was an active participant in several national
recycling organizations, including the Institute of Scrap
Recycling Industries, Washington, and the Brussels-based Bureau
of International Recycling, where he was president of the
nonferrous division board of directors for eight years.
"I was quite fortunate
at the start of my career in that I was able to work side by
side with my dad," said David Sax, senior nonferrous trading
manager at Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. "He taught
me all of the fundamentals for running a proper metals
recycling operation. I was very proud of his accomplishments at
ISRI and BIR. Of course, our relationship went well beyond
work. We always remained very close. I will miss him