Scrap Trading International is a family owned and operated scrap metal company located in Houston, Texas. With over 40 years of experience, we have worked with oil and gas, chemical applications, machine shops, welding, fabricating, steel and pipe companies. We are headquartered in the northeast part of Houston and we are dedicated to buying scrap metal, steel and alloys directly from industry sources in and around the Houston area.
Our founder and president, Mike Melnik, founded Hou-Tex Metals in 1979 and later merged with a publicly traded, national scrap company, Metal Management. In 2011, Mike set out to re-enter the scrap metal recycling industry with his vast experience and new ideas and started Scrap Trading International (STI) with his sons, Ilan & Ryan.
Our mission is to maintain a standard of excellence providing competitive pricing as well as the best and most reliable service to our customers, the safest work spaces for our employees, and to be kind to mother nature by implementing environmentally friendly practices to keep our surrounding community secure.
Founder and President
As a trained mechanical engineer, Mike brought his experience to the scrap metal industry, and applied his familiarity with the most efficient and innovative equipment to STI to better service his customers and care for the environment through improved modes of recycling.
Previously, in 1980, Mike founded Hou-Tex Metals and later merged with a publicly traded, national company, Metal Management.
In 2011, Mike set out to re-enter the scrap metal industry with his vast experience and new ideas to start Scrap Trading International (STI).
With a bachelor's degree in marketing and 20 years of experience in business operations, Ilan has brought his managerial understanding to the scrap metal industry.
Ilan has formed part of the STI leadership since its founding and is involved in every aspect of the day-to-day operations.
"The fast paced character of the industry is what I most enjoy about working at STI. Even after so many years of working in my field, everyday is a challenge and a great opportunity to learn new things."
VP of Sales
A born salesman, Ryan has integrated his ability to build strong, loyal relationships with customers into the business.
"Having conversations with customers and not only learning from them, but understanding their needs is a key aspect of our business. Being able to innovate to better serve them and forge strong, lasting relationships to create mutual benefit is just one of the advantages of working in this industry."
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Corporate responsibility is of utmost importance at STI. We operate upon the key values of safety, community and environment. We are dedicated to maintaining a secure space for our employees to work. We value the health and safety of our community and prioritize responsible business conduct and practices.
Recycling is the essence of our company and our main priority as it creates continuity of the products contributing towards the infrastructure of tomorrow.
Thanks to our good and loyal customers, we are who we are! We have been able to forge strong relationships with customers and mutually benefit through working with each other. We are firmly committed to upholding the highest standards of business practices to continue to support our community and environment and allow it to thrive.
We are committed to providing quality service to our customers with on time pickups, timely payments, and customized service to fit our customers' needs.
STI is devoted to offering competitive pricing to our customers to build a strong relationship of trust and mutual benefit.
STI provides customers with leak proof containers and prioritizes handling scrap in the most environmentally responsible manner. We are devoted to the up-keep of our state of the art yard, complying with environmentally safe policies while remaining efficient.
We proudly work hand-in-hand with our sister company, Exchange Metals, to recycle surplus materials such as pipe, coils, plate, structural and equipment.