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China Tightening Restrictions on Scrap Import

Calbag Metals is well-positioned to meet the challenge of tighter scrap import restrictions as China prepares to expand its ban of scrap material. The People’s Republic of China is the largest consumer of scrap copper products, purchasing more than half of the world’s scrap copper supply in 2015, but is poised to prohibit certain scrap metals, including insulated copper wire (ICW), radiators,…

Got Scrap? Get Paid! More Than A Scrap Metal Yard

We Are More Than A Scrap Metal Yard So, you didn't get that tax refund you were hoping for, no worries. We've got your JACKPOT, right here. From April 15, 2016 to April 29, 2016, both our Portland, OR and Tacoma, WA locations will be handing out (1) Scratch-It Lottery ticket to every customer who sells us a load of…

Turning Recycled Metals into Custom Knives

Most knife manufacturers create tools. David Van Wyk and Luke Snyder, the duo behind Bloodroot Blades, create beautiful pieces of functional art and new production steel doesn't have the look, the story, or the history, of recycled metals. Understanding where these recycled metals came from and their purpose prior to their reincarnation is an integral part of David and Luke's mission in…

Higher Copper Prices! But, for How Long???

Everyone will agree copper prices have been volatile the last few months and when asked what is the cause of the lower value, most everyone would point their fingers at China, the largest consumer of US scrap copper. However, on Wednesday, several non-Chinese factors sent copper futures upward, which has many scrap producers saying, "YES! YES! YES!" The LME's 3-Mo copper…

Replacing Old, Metal-framed Windows Adds Value in Hot Home Market

Ah, summer. The season of popsicles, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and for many, moving! Approximately half of all home sales occur during the summer months. With a red-hot housing market, buyers and sellers are doing everything they can to get the most out of their homes. If you are one of those that are moving into a new home this…

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