April 2022 Newsletter

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April 13, 2022 To our loyal customers of Kimmel Scrap: This month, I would like to talk about safely loading roll-off and lugger boxes with scrap material, and why it is so important to do it safely. Our roll-off trucks weigh around 70,000 lbs. empty, however, the max legal weight for a 7-axle truck is… Read more »

March 2022 Newsletter

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March 15, 2022 To our loyal customers of Kimmel Scrap: The March scrap market has gone up to prices that have never been seen before and at a pace that has not been seen either. The Russia and Ukraine war has caused worldwide commodity chaos. We saw copper COMEX hit as high as $5.00 per… Read more »

February 2022 Newsletter

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2-15-2022 To our loyal customers of Kimmel Scrap: As we ease our way back to some semblance of normalcy, we all seem to face the issues of labor, parts and raw material shortages. I have talked with many of you regarding longer wait times for service due to lack of truck parts and shortage of… Read more »

January 2022 Newsletter

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1/15/2022 To our Valued Friends and Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, Happy New Year! With 2021 in our rear-view mirror, it is difficult to believe that we are still in the midst of the Corona Virus nearly two years after its discovery. The uncertainty this virus has caused not only in our personal lives but… Read more »

December 2021 Newsletter

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12/15/2021 To our Valued Friends and Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, Kimmel Scrap would like to wish our customers and friends Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas. Here we are and we made through another year. The difficulties of 2020 carried over into 2021 and in some cases became even more difficult. We have all… Read more »

January 2021 Newsletter

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01/13/2020 To our Valued Friends and Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, Happy New Year! With 2020 firmly behind us and a New Year beginning we are seeing quite the change in the scrap metal world. After months of suppressed steel scrap pricing we saw a historical increase in December followed by another historical increase in… Read more »

October 2020 Newsletter

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10-15-2020 To the Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, Sometimes we have responsibilities in our professional lives that go beyond the normal work day. At Kimmel we feel it is our responsibility to contribute to our community. Myself for example, I have been the President of BUOY for the Detroit Police Department’s 2nd Precinct for four… Read more »

September 2020 Newsletter

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09-15-2020 To the Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, As we are now in the middle of September, I know we all ask, where did the summer go? These last 7 months have been an extreme challenge, not only our businesses but family life even more so. Most of us remember where we were on 9-11…. Read more »

August 2020 Newsletter

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08-11-2020 To the Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, Most of us have hopefully returned to work and are trying to resume normal levels of production. There continue to be multiple headwinds slowing down the progress of getting back to work. Perhaps one of the largest of these is a shortage of skilled/experienced workers to keep… Read more »

July 2020 Newsletter

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07-15-2020 To the Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap, My first thought as I write this monthly newsletter is the health of you and your families. I wish you all good health. A brief note on ferrous steel market. With more manufacturing coming back on line across the country we are seeing more scrap iron than… Read more »