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Metal Exchange Corporation Overview

Saint Louis, MO
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Metal & Mineral Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Metal Exchange Corporation is the flagship of a growing, global family of companies focused in aluminum and other nonferrous materials. Founded in 1974, we are privately held with headquarters in St. Louis, sales offices and manufacturing facilities across America, and sales ... Read more

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  • This weekend a group of the Metal Exchange Corporation family teamed up to build 16 bikes for kids in need at the Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis Bikes for Kids event. We are so grateful to team up with such an amazing organization. We want to thank Variety for having us! #ImpactingOurWorld #CreatingRavingFans #VarietyTheChildrensCharity

  • MEC St. Louis had a great ride on Sunday for Pedal the Cause. We are so proud of the MEC Team for volunteering their time to participate in the event and all who donated. Over the past 3 years, our team of riders has more than tripled and the funds raised have almost quadrupled! Since 2016, the Metal Exchange Corporation family has raised approximately $27,000 and counting for cancer research! We cannot say THANK YOU enough to our amazing team and supporters! The vision of a world without cancer is in sight! #PedalTheCause #GivingBack #CreatingRavingFans #ImpactingOurWorld

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Metal Exchange Corporation – Why Work With Us?

Metal Exchange Corporation’s business includes marketing, manufacturing, processing, distribution and transportation. All of our businesses are involved in various stages of the supply chain for non-ferrous metals and serve a diverse array of markets. We also operate a private fleet and are experts in both domestic and international logistics.


Based in the USA  in St. Louis, MO, Metal Exchange Corporation conducts business in more than 30 countries, with offices and representatives strategically located throughout the world.

MEC maximizes the value of nonferrous metal for our commercial partners by always being prepared to make a market for these products. Through our extensive network of commercial partners, our agency agreements and our own manufacturing and processing facilities, MEC is the industry gateway to the best sources and consumers throughout the world.

While active in many nonferrous metals, raw materials and products, we have significant trading and production focus in the following:

         Aluminum, Copper and Magnesium Scrap

         Primary Raw Materials

         Secondary Raw Materials

         Semi-Fabricated Aluminum


MEC’s facilities include more than 650,000 square feet of factory space. Our manufacturing capabilities include processing scrap, recycling, casting, extruding, complex fabrication of extruded components and much more.


Whether shipping by common carrier or utilizing the Metal Exchange Corporation Private Fleet, our team of professional and courteous dispatchers and drivers are constantly striving to exceed the expectations of our suppliers and customers.

Domestic or international, a trained MEC transportation professional will make sure your freight is moved in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

The MEC Private Fleet consists of state-of-the-art power units and more than 250 specially designed trailers. This trailer pool – comprised of High Side Open Tops, Low Side Open Tops, Van Trailers and Dross Trailers – uniquely equips MEC to transport virtually all types of metals. The Fleet is also licensed to haul hazardous materials, such as dross and residues.

Our Fleet and team of company drivers has won several National Private Truck Council safety awards. The Fleet is licensed and insured to support MEC business as well as “For Hire” business from our suppliers and customers.

SAFETY, INTEGRITY, RESPECT and DRIVEare the four core values of the Metal Exchange Corporation family of companies.

We lead with SAFETYbecause there’s nothing more important that the safety of our employees. For some organizations, safety is just a slogan, but for MEC, it’s the only way we do business.

INTEGRITYis at the core of all we do because our name is only as good as our word – and the way we do business is what sets us apart and what has led to our organization’s success since 1974.

RESPECTis the cornerstone of our “one team” mentality. We work every day to create an environment of respect with our colleagues, customers, suppliers, industry and the communities in which we work.

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve and maintain our position as an industry leader if it wasn’t for DRIVE. Our employees are the key to our success and it’s their passion that allows us to deliver on our commitments and delight our customers every day.

Our Core Values are complemented by MEC’s “Dual Bottom Line” philosophy: Our commitment to achieving an equal balance between our drive for financial success and the well-being, development and growth of our people.

At Metal Exchange Corporation, safety and wellness go hand in hand.

We make safety our number one priority because we are committed to ensuring that our employees are safe, not only at work, but in their personal lives as well. We’ve invested heavily in employee-driven safety initiatives, we benchmark our programs against some of the safest companies in the world and we will continue to be unyielding in our pursuit of becoming an accident-free company. MEC is also proud to be a founding member of the ISRI Safety Circle of Excellence, helping to provide safety leadership throughout our industry.

We promote wellness throughout our organization, not simply as a means to manage healthcare costs, but more importantly because we genuinely care about our employees and want to see each of us enjoy a long, successful, healthy life. Our wellness initiatives at MEC focus on all three elements of wellness – mind body and spirit – because we realize that we’re unable to maximize our potential unless we’re well inside and out.

Metal Exchange Corporation Reviews

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    The People. Great management. I worked here for 3 years. I still miss the culture at this great company. They hire talented people and they are constantly growing.


    It can be a tough industry. The metals business is cyclical and the company had their first layoffs last year.

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    Keep up the good work

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Metal Exchange Corporation Photos

Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: Metal Exchange Corporation has participated in Pedal the Cause for the last 3 year and we've raised approximately $27,000 to date! #ImpactingOurWorld #CreatingRavingFans
Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: We also want to acknowledge our runners up - we love to see an entire department come together to have a little fun at work!
Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: A big farewell to Barb Hassell as she enters retirement. Barb has always been a participant and winner in our annual costume contest here at MEC. Congratulations again, Barb.
Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: St. Louis Office - Reception
Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: Making Cotton Candy for United Way
Metal Exchange Corporation photo of: MEC's #scarfbomb
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Metal Exchange Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Small Mixed Fleet Award - 2nd Place, National Private Truck Council (NPTC), 2016
  • Pacesetter Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 2015
  • Best Fleet Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 2015
  • Pacesetter Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 2014
  • Best Fleet Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 2014
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