Jeremy A. De Leon, Founding President
Amongst the multitude of environment-friendly initiatives launched by government, and regulatory societies, recycling goods has been a major driving force towards a sustainable healthy environment. However, incorporating such a culture in the daily workflows is a steep climb, and even the interested parties may face multiple roadblocks. The time required in disposing goods at appropriate locations and the dearth of a reliable recycling partner in the vicinity are just a few of the constraints that organizations and the general public face. Eliminating the aforementioned inconveniences involved in recycling is Progressive Scrap Metals, a reliable ally specializing in the purchase and recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. “We are experienced in adapting to our clients’ recycling needs and we have the capacity to enrich their recycling experience at a profitable rate,” says Jeremy A. De Leon, the Founding President of the company. For over 11 years, the company has been in the business of recycling steel, aluminum, computer scrap, cables and many more obtained from the general public and businesses such as auto wrecking yards, manufacturing to name a few. Within that span, it has also established strong business relations with clients from over 20 countries ranging from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Guatemala, Malaysia, and Mexico.
With three of its facilities spanning more than 120,000 square feet in Los Angeles, Progressive Scrap Metals is the largest recycling company in the region.
The company also has the capacity to ship over 10-12 million pounds of scrap metals through its 200 plus shipping containers on a monthly basis. Its expertise lies not only in procuring commodities from wholesale and retail clients and processing them, but also in providing sturdy recycling equipment and hardware. The company equips clients with a diverse range of products such as compactors and baler machines, barrels, roll-off bins that can reduce space consumption and thereby, enhance the recycling experience. The recycling capabilities that the company offers are stitched perfectly by its own trucking service that can accommodate all the client necessities in nimble manner. It also employs certified weight masters who accurately weigh the scrap metal goods procured and ensure that the clients get the most out of their recycling expanse.
Progressive Scrap Metals is a cut above the rest, due to the reliability and accessibility it provides to clients. Each of its facilities have been strategically placed across Los Angeles, in accordance with the materials it recycles; be it steel, brass, aluminum and wholesale commodities, clients can easily recycle their goods at their convenience. Moreover, Progressive’s in-house trucking company is available 24/7 to serve its wholesale and retail clients in different locations at a fast rate and in a timely manner. During the pandemic, while other companies were laying off employees, Progressive Scrap Metals increased the workforce to cater to its clients seamlessly and proactively minimize any impact faced by its clients or subsidiaries.
Moreover its transparent, client-centric methodologies for recycling different range of commodities have molded the company into a trustworthy partner for all. While catering to the wholesale clients, its sales representative and the client work in tandem to determine the right fit of equipment for the recycling operations and deliver the same without any hassle. The company takes the recycling experience a notch higher by providing sorting reports, certificates of destruction, and other documentations to advocate adherence of scrap metal laws.
Highlighting Progressive’s prowess in delivering cost-efficient recycling channels is its collaboration with a company dealing with electronic waste. The client, involved in dismantling televisions, required an experienced partner that could cope with its high demands of recyclable material generated. Progressive’s trucking team were always on-hand to assist with the metal rollout at any time the client required. On any event of material overflow, it was able to accommodate the demand on a second shift basis and maintain a steady outflow of steel from its facilities.
Based on such successful collaborations, the company is looking to strengthen its position as a recycling company and raise environmental awareness in the US. It is now on track to setting up a new scrap collection facility in the Inland Empire of California to gain more clients from Nevada, Arizona and nearby areas.