September 14, 2017

To The Loyal Customers of Kimmel Scrap Iron & Metal

As we all enjoy these last few weeks of summer some significant weather events could potentially have an impact on the scrap market this fall. Hurricane Harvey that ravaged much of south Texas and hurricane Irma that terrorized the entire state of Florida could literally “flood” the scrap market. Analysts estimate that as many as 500,000 cars in Texas and up to 400,000 cars in Florida may have been severely damaged. Half of the affected vehicles may be repaired and sold (buyers beware) but the other half could be totaled. It will certainly be interesting to see how this unique event impacts scrap prices.

On a positive note, the demand for new cars should see a surge due to so many people replacing their damaged vehicles. We will keep you posted on this unusual turn of events.

As always, all of us here at Kimmel scrap iron are here to service you, our valued customers. Please feel free to call any of us if you ever have a question or need assistance with your scrap program.

Many of you have tried our dispatch system “Schedule a Pick-up” from our website which works well with portable smart phones or office computers. You are always welcome to continue and call our office at 313-934-1100, fax 313-934-2141 or use


TJ Yarema

Robert Kimmel-100
Ken Schutt-102
T.J. Yarema 103
Al Brown-105
Nicole Lamar-107
Holly Sievert-115