Scott Woods has joined The Federal Metal Company, an industry leader in copper-based cast alloys since 1913, to be their lead buyer of aluminum copper radiators (ACRs) and help procure the units needed to supply multiple processing facilities and growing demand.
“As we continue to increase our volumes and capabilities, Scott’s tremendous skill, experience, relationships, and judgment will further strengthen our already-talented commercial team,” said Peter Nagusky, President and CEO of The Federal Metal Company. “There are major new investments targeting domestic mill, foundry and refining capacity for the first time in more than a generation, and we have every intention of being a key part of the supply chain. Scott plays a very important role in that.”
For the last 13 years, Mr. Woods was the main scrap buyer for BERMCO Aluminum, a secondary aluminum alloy producer serving the automotive industry. Earlier this month, owner Toyota Tsusho closed the Birmingham facility. Prior to his experience there, Mr. Woods spent 17 years as a scrap buyer for A. Tenenbaum Co. in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Arkansas Aluminum Alloys in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a former board member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of ISRI.
“Federal Metal is a great family-owned business with an outstanding reputation nationally,” he said. “I am excited to join this team. For me, the fit was as much about culture and integrity as anything else, and to know I am going to work every day for an organization that makes good on its promises.”
Mr. Woods will continue to work from Birmingham, Alabama.
In 2019, Federal Metal began processing aluminum copper radiators to supply its growing brass and bronze ingot making operations with high quality copper for its alloys, and to provide rolling mills with high purity direct melt materials to help lower their metal costs and meet rigid chemistry specifications.
In September 2022, the company acquired the assets of SA Alloys (formerly Colonial Metals Company) in Columbia, PA, where it operates a second facility.
This month the company announced a greenfield project in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where they are building a new, state-of-the-art processing facility that will be capable of recycling more than 3,000 metric tons per month of post-consumer aluminum copper radiators.
Have ACRs? To reach Scott and discuss selling scrap metal to Federal Metal, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 205-597-8053.