Why Detroit?

If there’s one city in the world that speaks scrap metal, it’s Detroit!

Back in the early 1980’s Lonny Rudover opened a warehouse on 411 S. Fort Street that specialized in Non-Ferrous metals. It wasn’t long until his sons Eric & Brad would be put to work sorting brass & copper. The tangible nature of working with metal inspired Brad to pursue a career in the recycling industry.

Brad W. Rudover

A career in the scrap business wasn’t enough, so Brad went on to become the BC Chapter President of  CARI and the Secretary of the Pacific Northwest chapter of  ISRI. During his time in these roles he became friends with many others just as passionate about recycling. This led to career opportunities with the two market leaders in the scrap business in  Sims Metal Management Schnitzer Steel Industries. With a career devoted to learning & hard work, Brad parlayed this knowledge along with his long-time friend Faizel Jaffer to create Detroit Scrap.

Faizel Jaffer

Similar to Brad, Faizel grew up with entrepreneurial parents that taught him the importance of hustle. During the past 15 years, Faizel has developed   Western Pacific Trading & Recycling into a leading brokerage house specializing in transformer scrap. When Brad approached Faizel about partnering on a new venture, he quickly realized Detroit Scrap represents the future of the brokerage business.

Faizel Jaffer

Tyler Cox

With years of scrap knowledge, Tyler brings an analytical mindset to solve any problem while providing the best customer service possible.

Cory McKim

Having attended Ferris State with Brad, squirrel has known about the scrap business through Brad since they met back in the mid-90’s. Since then Cory has moved away from Michigan to the tropics and is now part of the Detroit Scrap family. For all your island scrap needs please call Cory.

Cory McKim

Eric Rudover

As an experienced sales professional, Eric has shared his skills with the team to elevate the Detroit Scrap experience. He still lives in the Metro Detroit area and has season seats to the Lions. He’s happy to take you to a game to talk scrap!