Growth Mindset

Inspired by hard work and entrepreneurship, Nelson L. Schupan founded Schupan & Sons as a scrap metal recycling company in 1968 with the purpose of creating a culture of stewardship, excellence in customer service and industry-based solutions.

In the last 53 years, Schupan has seen unparalleled growth: starting with 6 employees at one facility, to 600 employees at 14 locations around the United States, while remaining a second generation, family-owned and operated enterprise.

Schupan values:

Integrity. Empowerment. Sustainability. Compassion.

2023 Impact Report

For 56 years, Schupan has focused on doing the right thing for our customers, employees, and communities. We are honored to share our storied tradition, highlighting the culture & practices that have made us successful.

2023 Impact Report
2023 Impact Report – Spanish


To positively impact our people, community, and planet every day.


Empowering talent to be a global leader in creating & delivering sustainable material solutions.


One Schupan. Evolving and growing responsibly & safely.

Safety First

Evolving & growing responsibly & safely.

We operate in a safe, responsible manner respectful of the environment and the health of our employees, customers, and the communities where we operate. All employees receive year-round training and guidance for safety-related issues and participate in monthly safety committees with all levels of Schupan leadership. We comply with local, state, and federal guidelines while maintaining our ISO 9001:2015 and R2/RIOS certifications.

Empowering People

We are committed to providing the resources necessary to elevate our employees & our business to excellence.

Our people make us the best.

COO, Tom Emmerich, collects water bottles for recycling during the Flint Water Crisis.

Community Commitment

Our community commitment is stronger than ever. We believe positive things can happen when you inspire people’s best intentions. Since 1968, our culture has been deeply rooted in supporting community organizations that support health, education, basic needs, diversity, and children’s welfare. Organizations we support annually include: United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics Polar Plunge, numerous health advocate non-profits, and annual holiday adopt-a-family programs.

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