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United Scrap Metal


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2018 Award Winner–Overall Performance for Construction and Material Services
United Scrap Metal, Inc., Cicero, Ill., innovative recycling solutions.

With about $200, a rented truck and extraordinary passion to succeed, Marsha Serlin started a company in the early 1980s that has grown into one of the largest recycling firms in the nation. Headquartered in the industrial corridor on Chicago’s northwest side, United Scrap serves customers throughout the United States and several foreign countries.


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United Scrap Metal (USM), founded in 1978, is an award-winning provider of innovative recycling solutions. They purchase, process and market recyclable commodities, enabling their customers to focus on their core business.

Underlying every relationship and each transaction is a constant commitment to high integrity. Their team of 300 dedicated employees serves more than 2,500 commercial clients coast to coast. United Scrap Metal's many awards and positive media coverage has made their company one of the most recognized firms in the industry.

United Scrap Metal is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) that can help customers meet their diversity goals, including second-tier WBE credits when providing recycling services to their customers’ subcontractors.

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