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Posted:
10/15/17
Chelsea Young

Halloween is soon approaching and we are ready to have some fun! On Tuesday, October 31st, we will be handing out candy bags to all of our scrappers. Feel free to dress up in Halloween spirit. See you there Halloween scrappers!

Posted:
10/10/17
Chelsea Young

Giving back to a local charity and lending a helping hand to our Baltimore community means a lot to us! For a month long, UIM will be hosting a canned food drive for the Maryland Food Bank. There will be bins around our yard and posters with detailed information about what to donate. Key items include:…

Posted:
10/09/17
Anna Tompkins

This Saturday we had our Annual Company Outing at Six Flags in Upper Marlboro, Maryland! Employees from every ARG company came with their families to enjoy a fabulous day at the Park and share a picnic. The weather was awesome and the food was great! Some of the newest rides, including “Wonder Woman: Lasso of…

Posted:
10/03/17
Chelsea Young

This month is all about scrapping communication wires! Here are a few things to know about them: Where to find them? Any type of electronic devices can be a good source by cutting off their extension cords. You can reach out to local electricians or other trade companies by offering them a partnership to make money with…

Posted:
10/01/17
Chelsea Young

We love our employees and all of their hard work here at United Iron & Metal. We will be featuring a different employee every month so you are not only familiar with our company but also the great people that work here! How long have you been working here? I’ve been working here for 5…

Posted:
09/18/17
Chelsea Young

Want to have some scrap metal fun? Have you ever heard of the magnet test? Ferrous Metals are Magnetic, Non-Ferrous Metals are Non-Magnetic, but what are ferrous and non-ferrous metals? Ferrous Metals are steel and iron, examples would be refrigerators, old iron patio furniture and cars. Non-ferrous Metals are copper, brass and aluminum, examples would…

Posted:
09/08/17
Chelsea Young

We love our employees and all of their hard work here at United Iron & Metal. We will be featuring a different employee every month so you are not only familiar with our company but also the great people that work here! How long have you been working here? 9 years What do you love…

Posted:
08/21/17
Chelsea Young

People all over the world have some sort of idea of what recycling consists of and different items that are able to be recycled. Recycling scrap metal adds another level to the recycling world! The good news is, scrapping metal contributes to the solution of global warming. How does scrapping metal help? It conserves natural…

Posted:
07/28/17
Chelsea Young

We love our employees and all of their hard work here at United Iron & Metal. We will be featuring a different employee every month so you are not only familiar with our company but also the great people that work here! How long have you been working here? Almost a year and a half…

Posted:
07/25/17
Chelsea Young

Did you know there are categories for steel scrap recycling? Home scrap, New Scrap and Old Scrap! 1. Home Scrap aka “runaround scrap” consists of trimmings or rejects generated within a steel mill site. This scrap makes up 21% of the steel metal recycling in the United States. 2. New Scrap aka “prompt scrap” consists…