Final preparations are being put in place for the 2022 edition of Scrap Expo, which is hosted by the Recycling Today Media Group and will take place Sept. 13-14 at the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Billed as a live equipment demonstration event, Scrap Expo also will feature programming offering updates and information on processing techniques and panel discussions on preparing ferrous and nonferrous scrap for the evolving market of the 2020s.
Expo attendees are being drawn from the scrap metal recycling, demolition, auto salvage and other industry sectors that generate, prepare and sell scrap metal commodities.
The nearly 50 exhibiting companies at Scrap Expo will include makers of scrap handling, shearing, baling, shredding and sorting equipment and firms that offer recycling-specific services and software.
“It’s been gratifying to see the support we’ve received from exhibitors and sponsors,” Recycling Today Media Group Publisher Jim Keefe says. “Every company involved is eager to connect with the people who shop for and purchase their services. We really want the two days to offer plenty of those kinds of connections.”
Six levels of sponsorships are tied to the event, with two companies committed to the top Titanium Sponsor tier: Saint Louis-based scrap processing and trading firm Alter Trading Corp. and Stanley, North Carolina-based material handling equipment provider Sennebogen LLC.
Serving as the event’s Platinum Sponsor is Charlotte, North Carolina-based material handling equipment distributor Republic, while Scrap Expo’s Gold Sponsor is multiline and multilocation equipment dealership Company Wrench, which is based in Ohio.
When attendees are not actively shopping for equipment, they can choose to attend sessions and scrap-related podcast recordings.
Scrap Expo programming includes two sessions devoted to the preparation and marketing of scrap—one on ferrous materials and the other on nonferrous. Panelists for these sessions have been drawn from Alter Trading, Coremet Trading, Davis Index, GLE Scrap Metal, SA Recycling, Smart Recycling Management and United Metals Recycling.
Each day at lunchtime will offer a live podcast recording. Tuesday, Sept. 13, it’s Brett Ekart of Idaho-based United Metals Recycling recording an episode of his popular “A Scrap Life” podcast with guest Norman Wright of Colorado-based Stadium Auto Parts. The following day at noon, John Sacco of California-based Sierra International Machinery takes the stage to interview Alter Trading CEO Jay Robinovitz for a recording of his “Pile of Scrap” podcast.
The remaining Scrap Expo sessions will add to the equipment shopping and research experience. A series of technicians from the following companies will offer insight into developments tied to several types of processing equipment or services: Company Wrench, Genesis Attachments, GreenSpark Software, Sennebogen LLC and Sierra International Machinery.
Although on-site registrations will be accepted, those who preregistered did so at discounted rates.