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
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 DRIVE are the four core values of the Metal Exchange Corporation family of companies.
We lead with SAFETY because 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.
INTEGRITY is 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.
RESPECT is 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.
I've been with MEC for several years and I'm disappointed to read some of the negative comments that jaded former employees have left on this website. MEC is the most family oriented company I've ever worked for and our new exec team is definitely taking us in the right direction. We have a progressive work environment, new training programs to help enhance more effective communications and team based initiatives everywhere. Best of all is that we're doing a much better job of holding people accountable, rewarding performers and addressing performance problems. I would highly recommend MEC to anyone and do.
We work in a commodity driven environment, so the markets aren't always in our favor and like with any competitive environment, change is the norm. If you're looking for a stress free job where you can just skate by doing the minimum, MEC is probably not the place for you.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work! Keep bringing us fresh ideas and your efforts to step up communications have not gone unnoticed. Keep us in the loop and stay focused on our vision for growth.