I have been in the scrap iron & metal business since 1994.
In 1994 I started a recycling company in Seattle, Washington. In 1998 I expanded to buying nonferrous metals and electronic waste.
By 2000 I was buying scrap throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Vancouver BC, Canada.
In 2003 the price of scrap iron went high enough, and ocean freight went low enough for us to enter the scrap iron export market via ocean container.
In 2010 I started recycling consulting.
In 2013 I took 2 1/2 years off for a medical situation. I just went back to work full time 7 months ago.
In 2015 I launched a scrap metal trading website for the Chinese market: www.ScrapMetal.cn
I will work in the scrap metal industry til I die.