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Wrench-N-Go-A Division of Alter Metal Recycling
1810 E. Hull Ave, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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515-262-0764
http://www.altertrading.com/
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1810 E. Hull Ave
Des Moines, Iowa
United States
ZIP: 50313
515-262-0764
515-265-0058
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Founded in 1898, today Alter - a privately owned, fourth generation company - is one of the largest scrap processors in the country, with trading offices and processing plants across the central United States. Alter Trading provides a direct supply of quality products, sourced both in America and abroad, to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.

The Des Moines facility has been servicing the area since 1972. In 2007 it was relocated from the Maury location to Hull avenue where it currently sits on nearly 20 acres. After the relocation, Alter added a shredder to their facility to process numerous commodities. Currently, Des Moines is processing 7,000gt of shredded steel and shipping roughly 100 railcars with various ferrous commodities every month. Des Moines also has a fleet of 11 trucks with over 200 drop boxes and trailers to service local business and industrial accounts with pickup service. Customers can accept payment by check, or a visa card, in which customers are able to reload each time they bring in material. Des Moines has one of the largest NF warehouses in the company at around 10,000sq feet. This allows them to ship out 2,000,000lbs of NF material a month domestically and overseas. Additionally, it admits them to provide peddler traffic with 6 oversized bay doors for customers to pull in and unload, sheltering them from any possible inclement weather. Des Moines accepts appliances from the public free of charge and is licensed to De manufacture all appliances. The warehouse is also home to the Des Moines cutter which is 1 of only 2 catalytic converter cutting operations in Alter. It began production in January of 2010, and processes approximately 10,000 converters monthly from multiple Alter locations across the region.

Community Involvement

For more than 115 years Alter has provided exemplary metals recycling services to the communities we serve. While our scale and capabilities have expanded considerably over that period of time, our fundamental culture and core values have never changed. Our success is built on a culture of caring for our employees and their families. A mid-western company with deep roots in our communities, we pride ourselves in caring for the environments of the cities and towns in which we live and operate. Our goal is to be a trusted resource for our business partners both customers and vendors. We are committed, hardworking, and passionate about recycling metal in a safe environment providing the best quality material and services available. We are a close community of more than 1,200 employees who challenge one another to get better every day. We are equally comfortable reaching out for help or advice, or lending a hand to assure mutual success. We value open communication. We are deliberate in our hiring decisions because getting the "fit" right is essential. At Alter, the people who thrive in our culture are those who seek opportunities to do their best work cooperating with others and who share the same passion for helping others succeed. Your Presence Matters. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace each day, you will be part of a team who are continually working to improve themselves, their communities and the company. You will see the tangible results of your contributions, where every employee matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Industry Experience
 
In our global marketplace, Alter can provide customers with innovative logistics andtransportation solutions. Whether it's pickup or delivery, we have a full range of equipment to handle and transport materials including environmentally secure containers as well as extensive knowledge with barge and railroad transportation to meet our customers shipping needs. All transportation methods are carefully selected and monitored for price, reliability and efficiency.The expertise of our employees, many of whom have been in the scrap metal business for decades, brings a level of professionalism unmatched in the industry. We put that expertiseto use every day be providing flexible services and pricing opportunities to our customers.Whether it's consultations regarding quality control, product mix, specification requirements, receiving and inspection services, or logistic and market infor-mation, you can count on Alter Trading.But it's not just what we know, but who we know. Our business activities extend nationallyand internationally. We offer full product recycling capabilities and trading directly with customers from coast to coast.

Environmentally FriendlyA worldwide leader in scrap metal recycling for over 115 years.

Founded in 1898, today Alter - a privately owned, fourth generation company - is one of the largest scrap processors in the country, with trading offices and processing plants across the central United States. Alter Trading provides a direct supply of quality products, sourced both in America and abroad, to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.

Company Profile

Our sound financial base has permitted timely expansion and investment in efficient equipment, which allows us to maintain absolute dependability for our customers. In line with our history of innovation, today Alter utilizes a web-based order tracking system to ensure timely and accurate product delivery. This system gives our suppliers and customers complete visibility to all transactions with us, including the corresponding detail and up to the minute status.Alter has a reputation for innovation in the scrap metal industry. Our processing facilities are state-of-the-art. We're one of the largest recyclers of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the country serving industrial clients and salvage operations of every kind. Alter continues to develop new and expanded services and capabilities to meet the changing needs of its clients and the marketplace.

 

Community Involvement

For more than 115 years Alter has provided exemplary metals recycling services to the communities we serve. While our scale and capabilities have expanded considerably over that period of time, our fundamental culture and core values have never changed. Our success is built on a culture of caring for our employees and their families.A mid-western company with deep roots in our communities, we pride ourselves in caring for the environments of the cities and towns in which we live and operate. Our goal is to be a trusted resource for our business partners both customers and vendors.We are committed, hardworking, and passionate about recycling metal in a safe environment providing the best quality material and services available.We are a close community of more than 1,200 employees who challenge one another to get better every day. We are equally comfortable reaching out for help or advice, or lending a hand to assure mutual success. We value open communication.We are deliberate in our hiring decisions because getting the "fit" right is essential. At Alter, the people who thrive in our culture are those who seek opportunities to do their best work cooperating with others and who share the same passion for helping others succeed.Your Presence Matters. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace each day, you will be part of a team who are continually working to improve themselves, their communities and the company. You will see the tangible results of your contributions, where every employee matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Inspired by nature

Alter Trading has implemented comprehensive measures to address scrap metal theft and radiation detection, including enforcement of strict scrap acceptance policies at all of our facilities. We have invested in significant IT infrastructure and built strong relationships with our local communities and law enforcement in order to prevent metal and report theft.

Good for business

Alter Trading is constantly adapting its services with enthusiasm to meet and exceed the needs of its customer's goals and expectations. We never lose sight of high efficiency and continuous improvements necessary to gain sustainable competitive advantages in today's result-oriented environment.We are one of the scrap industry's oldest and most technically advanced companies. Our state-of-the-art approach to buying, processing and recycling benefits you in two ways. It removes a heavily regulated recycling problem and keeps you in compliance along with providing a maximum return for your recyclables.

Environmentally Friendly

Alter Trading is always making responsible investments in new technology to enhance the recovery of ferrous and nonferrous metals and to recycle other valuable materials while meeting customer quality needs, minimizing environmental impacts and reducing our environmental footprint. As we look to the future, sustainability and environmental compliance will remain central to our business success, providing additional opportunities to maximize value from scrap metal and other recyclables. Alter invests in advanced separation and extraction technologies which capture more nonferrous metals from the materials we process, reducing the waste we send to landfills while enhancing the quality of the products we deliver to our customers.

Alter Metal Recycling facilities actively support the communities they serve.

For example, the Alter facility in Dubuque, Iowa has supported the following organizations: Dubuque County Fair, Dubuque Fire Works, Festival of Lights, Wild Turkey Federation, High School Hockey.The Quincy, Illinois facility has been involved in supporting the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of American and other charitable organizations through aluminum can collections, metal drives, and other fundraising initiatives.Waterloo, Iowa has participated in The Don Duncan Memorial Golf Tournament and supply containers for Cedar Valley clean-ups whenever possible.Grand Island particiapted in Husker Harvest Days in September.

Brokerage & Trading

Brokerage 

Alter Metal Recycling is a direct supplier to domestic consumers and consumers in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the Middle East. Alter is proud to have the support of its two representative sales offices in China: one in Shanghai and another in Hong Kong. Alter's registration with AQSIQ ensures direct access to the Chinese markets for your materials.In a global marketplace, Alter can provide your business with innovative logistics and transportation solutions. Whether it's pickup from or delivery to your site, Alter Metal Recycling has a full range of equipment to handle and transport materials including environmentally secure containers, as well as barge, fleet and terminal businesses to meet your shipping needs. All transportation methods are carefully selected and monitored for price, reliability and efficiency.The expertise of our employees, many of whom have been in the scrap metal business for decades, provides you with a level of confidence and professionalism unmatched in the industry. That expertise means flexible services and pricing opportunities for your business.

Trading 

Alter has over 50 of its own metal recycling operations and relationships with other recyclers worldwide. This allows Alter the ability to provide both ferrous and nonferrous consumers a wide variety of the scrap metal products they need in whatever quantity they need.Alter is pleased to work with all our consumers to meet their needs. We at Alter understand business conditions can change fast and require a partner with flexibility to work through those challenges as they arise. After over 100 successful years in the business Alter has the talented team and knowledge to help work through those challenges.

Services offered at Mobile

  •  Auto Demanufacturing
  • Baling
  • Purchase Ferrous Metals
  • Purchase Cat Convertors
  • Container Services
  • In field metal identification (i.e., Niton)
  • Shearing
  • Complete Waste Management Solutions

 

Company Services
  • Purchase Ferrous Metals
  • Purchase Cat Convertors
  • Torching
  • Tin Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Copper Recycling
  • Brass Recycling
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