All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
 
All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Metal Recycling

Metal Recycling

As a demolition, dismantling, and decommissioning contractor, R. Baker & Son is heavily involved in metal recovery and recycling. Scrap metals are divided into two basic categories, ferrous (metal that contains iron) and non-ferrous.  The most commonly recycled metals, by volume, are iron and scrap steel, copper, aluminum, lead, zinc, and stainless steel. 

Ferrous metals, which can be processed and remelted repeatedly, are some of the most recycled materials in the world.  When comparing the steel consumption of the construction industry vs. the amount of recycled steel being produced, more than 97% of structural steel is currently being recycled.  Sources of ferrous metals during demolition are structural beams, plates, pipes, machinery, tanks, tubes, wiring, and shot.  Non-ferrous metals recovered from demolition sites include copper cables, copper and zinc pipes and radiators, and aluminum siding. 

Scrap metal prices are determined by a combination of factors.  These include overseas scrap prices (an estimated 55% of ferrous scrap is exported from the U.S. each year), the domestic market, and supply and demand.  Scrap prices tend to increase when construction and car sales are up.  R. Baker & Son handles over 100,000 tons of scrap per year, which allows us to command top marketplace value.  Scrap revenue credits are passed along to our clients, which can help to substantially offset project costs.

Recycling and/or salvage of construction debris is worth 1-2 LEED points, with a waste diversion rate of fifty percent earning one point and seventy-five percent earning two points.  R. Baker & Son guarantees 100% LEED compliancy on all demolition, dismantling, and decommissioning projects. 

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)  in business since 1935, is a premier specialized contractor operating in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with over one hundred employees and an exemplary safety record (we have been directly involved in four sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards). R. Baker & Son is financially strong, with bonding capabilities over $10 million. Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery- and plant-moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, selective demolition, warehousing, wrecking and razing, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, salvage, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, and investment and asset recovery.

R. Baker & Son
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-222-3553
Web: http://www.rbaker.com


 

Full News Archive

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Recent News

CPR and First Aid Training Class @ R.Baker & Son
Why CPR and First Aid Training is Critical in Construction

There is no question that having employees who are trained in CPR and first aid has many benefits, first and foremost the fact that it saves lives. But CPR and first aid training can be particularly...
University Hospital NY - Renovation Project
Hospital Renovation Project

A large university hospital in New York had several buildings on campus. The central building, a 75,000 sq. ft. four-story structure with a mechanical penthouse was the first to be erected in 1944,...
Demolition Contractor: Earning & Keeping Our Reputation
Demolition Contractor: Earning and Keeping Our Great Reputation

A demolition contractor’s reputation is everything, and what can take decades to build can be lost very quickly if great care is not taken. Customers have specific overall expectations, most...
Rigging Setting the Final Pieces of Process Equipment
Rigging Setting the Final Pieces of Process Equipment

A large, ongoing pharmaceutical project was facing a dilemma. With most work progressing smoothly and on-schedule, equipment for one very important process area would not be arriving onsite until the...
Demolition Project Goes Underground
Demolition Project Goes Underground

A 175,000 square-foot OTC R&D and production building, constructed in the early 1960s, was undergoing complete interior demolition to be repurposed as a pilot facility. The demolition schedule...
Copper Recycling Offsets Dismantling Project Costs
Copper Recycling Offsets Dismantling Project Costs

A large electrical-mechanical contractor hired R. Baker & Son to perform all of the electrical equipment dismantling and mechanical equipment removal at an old vitamin production facility...
CUP Multi-Phase Selective Demolition Project: Demo by Color
CUP Multi-Phase Selective Demolition Project: Demo by Color

An aging central utility plant serving a large northern New Jersey hospital was due for complete renovation, including the replacement of almost all equipment including boilers, chillers, cooling...
Rigging Safety Guidelines - Industrial Services
Rigging Safety Guidelines

Safety is paramount at R. Baker & Son, which is why we strictly observe all rigging safety regulations, guidelines and procedures on every lift we do. Guidelines for rigging safety: Inspect...