Latest News from Calbag Metals

Sep
30

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…
Jun
18

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…
Feb
27

Support Local Tacoma, WA School Through Recycling

The Rainier View Elementary PTA and Calbag Metals Tacoma are teaming up again to host the 5th Annual Scrap Metal Recycling Drive. Last year we raised over $6,000 dollars. Help support Rainier View Elementary School by donating your scrap metal and/or used electronics (some restrictions apply) to the school or the Calbag Metals Tacoma location. All the money raised from…
Jan
29

Scrappy NW Metal Recyclers

You may have heard about the slowdown of shipping at Northwest Ports that has been going on since October, 2014.  The Tacoma News Tribune reports that there are hopeful signs of resolving a port slowdown that has effected shipping at 29 West Coast Ports. http://bit.ly/ScrappyMetalRecyclers.  The good news, Calbag…
Jan
13

Firefighters Train At Calbag Metals

Calbag Metals Family Member SurvivesTacoma Fire Department firefighters regularly train at Calbag Metals in Tacoma for high risk, tactical operations including the tools and procedures needed to save someone trapped in a a car.  While Calbag Metals in Tacoma often provides vehicles and a location for firefighter training, in December, one of our very own employees had a child walk…

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