On Veterans Day, Scrap News is profiling ISRI member Commercial Metals Co., which employs veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and offers outreach to veterans in the communities where it operates. Based in Irving, Texas, CMC has grown its recycling business from a single, family-owned operation into one of the largest recycling processors of ferrous and nonferrous metal in the United States, with operations in over 60 locations globally. CMC Recycling serves industrial customers, small businesses and the public.

Susan Gerber, CMC’s manager of public and investor relations, answers questions about the company’s relationships with veterans.

How many veterans approximately does your company employ?

We are proud to employ over 400 veterans as well as many more employees and family members who are currently serving in the armed services or who are also veterans.

What’s the significance of Veterans Day for CMC?

CMC is committed to supporting veterans and their families. We are honored to have veterans from every branch of the U.S. armed forces as part of our CMC family.

What’s your message to citizens on Veterans Day?

Commercial Metals Company honors the brave men and women who have served our country. We thank you for your service and the sacrifices you have made. An additional comment: We will be issuing hardhat stickers of recognition to every Veteran in our workforce this year in honor of Veterans Day.

This month, CMC will be donating a portion of its sales to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that supports America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. For other information about helping military veterans and their families, read this week’s Industry Voices.

Photo courtesy of CMC. Caption: CMC volunteers assist the Gary Sinise Foundation in building R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) homes around the U.S. The R.I.S.E. program builds mortgage-free adapted smart homes for America’s most severely wounded veterans. The program also provides home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to injured, wounded, sick, and aging veterans.

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