To the Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap Iron & Metal Company

What a 2015 it has been. As the year is winding down and we are about to begin the holiday season I realized I was nearing one year here at Kimmel and was overdue in introducing myself. For those of you I have met I look forward to seeing you again and those I haven’t I am Ken Schutt and I hope to meet you as soon as possible. I came to Kimmel after ten plus years in the scrap metal industry with experience in safety, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals & alloys, transportation and operation management. What persuaded me to take the leap to Kimmel was that the same personal values that I hold, Robert and his Father built their foundation on. Honesty, loyalty and integrity. I am looking forward to a lengthy relationship with all of you here at Kimmel.

As we are now into November and our industry has seen a relentless suppression followed by the month-to-month doom and gloom news there is always light at the end of the tunnel regardless how faint. Speculation is that we are at or near the bottom of the market and we could see things begin to stabilize the first half of 2016. I tend to be a glass half full type of person and others I talk to in the industry are starting to see that faint light too.

In these trying times we continue to strive to be as low cost and efficient as possible. We also continue to make improvements to our fleet, equipment, facility and most importantly safety. I am also excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new website with the functionality to easily request pick-ups from your phone. Stay tuned!

Thank you for the opportunity to say hello and I look forward to seeing you soon.


If you have any questions regarding service, materials or pricing please contact Robert, TJ or myself at our office. Regarding requests for service any customers wishing to fax request for service are welcome to use fax number 313-934-2141 and as always please feel free to e-mail us at or call 313-934-1100.