Yearly Archives: 2014

FPT goes high-tech to recover more metal

Posted on December 17, 2014 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Back in the 1980s, FPT pioneered new technology for recycling old automobiles and large scale appliances with its massive fragmentizer operations. The “auto shredder” capabilities allowed an entire vehicle to be rapidly “disassembled” and separated into its metallurgical components in 30 seconds. However, that was decades ago. The technology has continued to evolve – and,… Read more »

FPT Instrumental in Ford Dearborn Plant Overhaul

Posted on December 17, 2014 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

In an organized chaos colorfully described as “synchronized Transformers dancing,” Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) assisted Ford Motor Company in a landmark changeover of its Dearborn Truck Plant. Starting on August 24th, the automaker had eight weeks to remove all the equipment and tooling at the southeast Michigan manufacturing facility and replace it with new… Read more »

Shredding It Up in Cleveland

Posted on December 17, 2014 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

The “Green Monster” can shred a car in 30 seconds. The recently renovated, multi-million dollar shredder proved its capabilities when the first automobile was processed on August 1, 2014 at Ferrous Processing & Trading’s Cleveland facility. Approximately the size of a city block, the one-of-a-kind, remodeled shredder can be compared to a giant meat grinder… Read more »

FPT acquires Sunrise Recycling in Ft. Lauderdale

Posted on December 17, 2014 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Earlier this year, Ferrous Processing & Trading (FPT) added Sunrise Recycling of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to its network of southern Florida operations. The acquisition adds more capacity and expertise, particularly in nonferrous scrap processing and marketing, to the region’s operations. Sunrise had been a regular supplier to FPT Miami’s shredder operation, and will broaden FPT’s… Read more »