Schnitzer Steel Industries helps recycle old fishing gear as part of the Fishing For Energy program | Credit: Erin Hofmann
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries

    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in the United States with operating facilities located in 24 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. Schnitzer's integrated operating platform also includes auto parts stores and steel manufacturing. With an effective annual production capacity of approximately 800,000 tons, the Company's steel manufacturing business produces finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. Schnitzer began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

    Schnitzer became a major partner in the national Fishing for Energy initiative in 2008, helping to recycle old fishing gear (crab pots, gear rigging) that is then used to generate new energy at Covanta facilities. To date, the program has recycled more than two million pounds of fishing gear. Schnitzer is proud to be part of this effort which directly impacts the environment by diverting millions of tons of materials away from landfills.


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