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How a recycling business in Roseville offset a steep drop in global commodity prices. When prices for copper, aluminum, iron ore, and other commodities began to fall in 2013 due to a slowdown in demand from China and developing countries, Michael Bassirpour saw an opportunity to inject technology into a historically stoic industry. A partner …

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American Recycler

The automotive recycling industry has experienced one of the worse economic periods in decades. Recycling companies are worried… Investors are cautious and scrap processors are downright jittery. Industry experts say 2017 will probably be better, but business is still unlikely to be robust. According to Sean Kelly, a research assistant in the Center for Resource …

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Recycling Today

Roseville, Michigan-based GLR Advanced Recycling has announced it is opening a new auto savage operation in Flint, Michigan. The yard has been designed to accept scrap vehicles from the general public and from commercial accounts, such as car dealerships and towing companies. The Flint location will be GLR’s third auto salvage operation. The company, formerly …

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Bassirpour Yard

Automakers spend big bucks building vehicles. Mike Bassirpour’s company makes money systematically taking them apart. “We are the last stop before a vehicle is melted and recycled,” says the owner of GLR Advanced Recycling, describing how junked vehicles provide materials to make new ones. “We end the life of old cars but ultimately you are …

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American Recycler

As the automotive manufacturing industry continually advances, so too do the types of materials being used in the construction of vehicles. At the recent 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) held in Berlin, Germany in March, focus was put on the new materials being used in today’s automobiles and how the increased amount of mixed-used …

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The Detroit Jewish News

  Ninety years ago, when GLR Advanced Recycling was a one-man business just starting, it emerged with a focus that could be considered in many ways forward-thinking. The idea of businesses and households establishing recycling routines — with bins for weekly pickups — would be far in the future of Henry Rosen, whose initial concern …

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