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What a great story, and change of pace for the news!! Some thieves will take just about anything they can from you, including your bathroom plumbing believe it or not. The recent spike in copper-worth has caused a problem for scrap metal companies and for law enforcement agencies. The Clarksburg Police Department is working with [...]

Non-Ferrous Prices JUMP!!

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by admin

Well – Happy New Year, everybody!!!  And I am very glad to make our very first Blog Post of 2013 is very good news for all!! We came in this morning and raised a whole bunch of non-ferrous prices!!  All of our Copper grades, Wire grades, 304 Stainless, Electric Motors, and the majority of our [...]

Detroit Ferrous Scrap Market Tumbles $50 per Ton

Posted on June 6th, 2012 by admin

Ferrous prices have plummeted $50 per gross ton across all grades in Detroit, with one mill leading the way to settle the market late Tuesday. Buying volumes for June have eased from a month ago, sources said, as mills cater to planned outages and softer demand for finished steel products. One major mill first entered [...]

Our Newly Re-Designed Website…

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by admin

One thing we pride ourselves on here at Basic Metals is continuing to change and grow with the times. One thing we really take full advantage of is utilizing our website to spread the word about our company, and to share knowledge and information on how to make money recycling scrap metal. We’ve just recently [...]

By Mitch Hotts Macomb Daily Staff Writer Warren police on Monday arrested a man suspected of stealing three air conditioners from a business in the area of Nine Mile and Schoenherr that he planned to break down and sell the copper coils to a scrap yard. Police received word of the larceny about 1 p.m. [...]

Stolen memorial plaque turned in to Codiac RCMP!

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Jessie

Yesterday, we told you about the rash of thefts of historic plaques that has plagued Kent County, Metro Moncton, and many other places across North America. We also told you the thefts included the historic monument to Moncton’s original settlers at Riverfront Park. Then also yesterday came good news and bad news. That plaque is [...]

Smart water to pull the plug on metal thieves

Posted on January 4th, 2012 by Jessie

Thames Water is to coat its most valuable pipes and metal in “smart water” and spray crooks in a bid to stop an epidemic of thefts. The company admitted today that it loses £1.2 million a year to thieves taking metal from its sites. It is now planning to tag its property and is working [...]

Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue!

Posted on January 4th, 2012 by Jessie

By Peter Hermann Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It began with a truck chassis loaded with shipping containers filled [...]

A mum of one is appealing for information from the public following the theft of her parents’ memorial plaques. Angela Warburton, 41 from Springhead in Oldham discovered they had been stolen following an alert by her sister. The plaques that were screwed into stone are made of bronze. They are £189 each and were stolen [...]

Suburban communities increasingly hit with metal thefts!

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Jessie

GENESEE COUNTY, Michigan — Scavengers who steal metal to sell for cash are increasingly taking advantage of new hunting grounds — the suburbs. Aluminum siding, copper pipes and wire, heating and cooling units — even metal from a Consumers Energy substation — have been snatched by suburban scrappers this year. “(Scrapping outside of Flint has) [...]