(714) 515-1209 (fax)
1440 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92835
9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
Closed (Saturday – Sunday)
SELL TO US! Prime Metals USA is among the largest metal scrap processing and trading companies in the US with two recycling facilities with our headquarters serving as our main brokerage office. To view our complete list of locations, visit our yard locator page.
Prime Metals USA was established in early 2008, and we are located in Fullerton, just between the Los Angeles and Orange County border. We are continuously in the process of establishing our scrap sourcing in the Southern California area with a fresh vision of expectations and goals in mind.
We are a relatively new company, yet we have already established strong business contacts and affiliate both in the domestic and international market. Our leadership brings over 20 years of experience in the steel scrap industry, and their expertise in the market is a great asset to the company’s endeavors.
Prime Metals USA is a metal scrap processing and trading company. We trade ferrous metals as a commodity, which are cast iron and carbon steel materials. Specifically, our business is concentrated in the United States and East-Asian region, particularly Korea, China, and Taiwan. Our materials are sourced from various yards and recycling centers all over the southern California area in addition to several locations throughout the United States, and we export on average 30,000 metric tons (MT) per month.
Our business consists of purchasing ferrous scrap material, processing and preparing the material, and transporting the material by way of containers to our clients. Processing and preparing includes, but is not limited to, cutting over-sized pieces of steel, packaging the materials into bundles, and loading the material onto containers for shipment. We utilize outside logistics firms to satisfy our orders of shipment.
The scrap metal trading business, from both a national and global scale, is much too large and dynamic to determine total market capacity and demand. With thousands of scrap yards, scrap traders, and end-users making up the market, we can only make a rough estimate of market size to be about $100 billion in commodities being available and traded on the global scale, with demand on the rise. Many would consider this market as a seller’s market, where due to larger demand than supply, sellers are able to determine market price. The market price for steel scrap has more than doubled since 2007, and those prices are predicted to rise even higher through 2008.
We meet the needs of our clients utilizing years of experience in the scrap metal industry and a wide array of resources and affiliates, including our closest partner, Silvor Co., Ltd. & More Steel Co., Ltd. while we may be performance-driven, our future success lies in our ability to serve and satisfy you.
Contact us and explore what Prime Metals can do for you. We look forward to your business with us.
We purchase and export various grades and types of ferrous scrap metals including, but not limited to:
• Carbon Steel
• No. 1 Heavy Melting Steel / No. 2 Heavy Melting Steel – ISRI Code 200-206 Specifications
• P&S Plate & Structural – ISRI Code 231-232 Specifications
• No. 1 Busheling – ISRI Code 207 Specifications
• Steel Wire Bales
• New/Used Rails, Axles, Motor Blocks, etc.
• Pig Iron, Coal, All Steel Products
We are currently concentrating on sourcing and providing mostly ferrous materials, but we will soon extend our business to include other grades of non-ferrous scrap metals. We can assure that our products meet the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) specifications and packaging guidelines. Our product is loaded and shipped by way of containers and not through bulk shipments.
For price inquiries, send us a message.
Contact us with this form for all general inquiries. One of our representatives will get back to you at the earliest. For sales-related inquiries, please contact Prime Metals: Fullerton’s general manager directly at steven [at] primemetalsusa.com.