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 – Burnaby (604.616.1577)
As a student of the scrap business, Brad wanted to learn about every grade of metal from Aluminum to Zinc. The intention was to share his knowledge with his fellow co-workers and those in the industry. This was accomplished through training sessions devoted to each commodity group such as aluminum, copper, and brass to mention a few. He also co-wrote a manual on catalytic converter recycling that helped shed light on a commodity that was surrounded by smoke & mirrors.
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 – Burnaby (604.760.8516)
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.
Craig Klapa – Penticton (250.460.2102)
During his time at Sims Metal Management (Richmond Steel), Craig worked with Brad in the Non-Ferrous department. From metal identification to container documentation, Craig did it all and Brad took note of his attention to detail and devotion to getting the job done. Craig moved on to manage a family scrap business in Penticton that provided new challenges to help build his knowledge into a well-rounded understanding of how both large and small businesses operate.
Craig joined Detroit Scrap in mid-2019 and has since taken the company to new heights with his account management skills. From PO’s & SO’s to bookings, Craig is the one stop shop to see a deal through from infancy to completion.
Len Rody Jr. – Edmonton (780.245.2090)
Having learned the business with his father, Len Sr. he maintains the newest old-school way of doing business. Len has the ability to add value to any project with market intelligence or operations advice. Len is happy to check out a pile of scrap at any given time so please give him a call.
Cory McKim – Hawaiian Islands & Guam (808.354.0555)
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.
Upon joining Detroit Scrap in early 2020, Harold has added value to our clients by finding the best market for any offer we have.
We pride ourselves on customer service & fast payment. Call, text, email, we’ll respond immediately. Send us an invoice, we’ll pay it instantly!
With over 40 years of industry experience, we’ve built our reputation on friendliness, problem solving, and reliability. We’re confident we can find a market for any scrap commodity. The weirder the better!
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“We only work with good people”