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A Scrap Life

Follow Brett Ekart as he finds people throughout the country living "A Scrap Life"

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A Scrap Life: Episode 93 | Randy Charles | Greenway Steel
Brett sits down with guest host Jennifer Betts and founder of Greenway Steel Randy Charles to dive deep into the topic of sustainability. They go over the different benefits of sustainability including business efficiency, marketability, and doing the right thing. Produced by Recycled Media.
29:30 4/11/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 92 | Jennifer Betts | Recycled Media
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Jennifer Betts, CEO of Recycled Media, to promote ISRI, which takes place April 15th - 18h in Las Vegas. Produced by Recycled Media.
53:23 4/2/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 91 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | April Edition
Brett and Chad are back for another Bulls vs Bears to discuss how the markets are looking in April. Produced by Recycled Media.
32:32 4/2/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 90 | Generational Courage | Andy and Mark Wells | K & L Recycling
Brett sits down with Any and Mark of K&L to discuss their business. They talk about the company’s origins, the different approaches to running a private vs publicly owned business, and their motivation to keep growing. Produced by Recycled Media.
36:17 3/15/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 89 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | March Edition
Brett and Chad are back for another Bulls vs Bears to discuss how the markets are looking in March. Produced by Recycled Media.
22:03 3/4/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 88 | Blake Dorsett and John Wright | ShearWorx
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Blake Dorsett and John Wright of ShearWorx. They go into detail on how they were introduced to the scrap industry, what sets them apart from potential competition, and why preparation is essential in making their business model work. Produced by Recycled Media.
48:18 3/1/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 87 | Nick Macan | Algoma Steel
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Nick Macan of Algoma Steel. Nick tells his story of how he got into the metals industry, the difference between EAFs and BOFs and the history behind Algoma. Produced by Recycled Media.
29:34 2/23/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 86 | Generational Courage | Nidhi Turakhia | Allied Alloys
On this episode of A Scrap Life: Generational Courage, Brett is joined by Nidhi Turakhia of Allied Alloys. Nidhi tells the story of how her family got into the recycling business, discusses the movement of bringing attention to it, and explains why the people in the industry are its biggest draw. Produced by Recycled Media.
26:03 2/14/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 85 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | February Edition
Brett and Chad are back for another Bulls VS Bears, tune in to see how the markets are doing! Produced by Recycled Media.
22:16 2/2/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 84 | Sydney and Kip Vincent | Colt, Inc.
Sydney and Kip speak on their nearly 3 decade career in the tire recycling industry. They get into their story, why politics are so important to tire recycling, and discuss the importance of being stubborn to survive as a tire recycler. Produced by Recycled Media.
42:07 2/2/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 83 | Generational Courage | John Sacco | Sierra International Machinery
On this episode of A Scrap Life: Generational Courage, Brett is joined by John Sacco to discuss his upbringing in the industry, his family and what drives him to succeed, and the work he's put into Repurposed: season one, and the exciting things coming with season two. Produced by Recycled Media.
42:39 1/15/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 82 | Jason Glei | ISRI
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Jason Glei, vice president of marketing for ISRI to discuss marketing and the metals industry. Produced by Recycled Media.
68:18 1/1/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 81 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | January Edition
It's the first Bulls vs Bears of 2024 and Chad is back with the latest news regarding metals markets and to share some insights for the coming year. Produced by Recycled Media.
33:52 1/1/24
A Scrap Life: Episode 80 | Generational Courage | Cliff Nance | Tungco, Inc
On the first episode of A Scrap Life Presents: Generational Courage, a new series focusing on the grit and determination needed to persevere in a family business, Brett is joined by Cliff Nance of Tungco, Inc. to talk about staying humble, his drive to succeed, and how to get along with others. Produced by Recycled Media.
53:43 12/18/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 79 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | December Edition
It's the last Bulls vs Bears for 2023 and Chad is back with the latest news regarding metals markets. Produced by Recycled Media.
31:16 12/18/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 78 | Jay Mentzel and Jeff Sonne | Ruby Recycling
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by cousins Jay and Jeff from Ruby Recycling to discuss their journey into the industry, the origins of their name, and the drive for success needed to compete in a large market like Detroit. Produced by Recycled Media.
43:54 11/30/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 77 | Chad Ellerbrock | BULLS vs. BEARS | November Edition
It's another month and Brett is back with the bear himself, Chad Ellerbrock, to share some statistics and insights on what the market is doing and why it is. Tune in to find out how geopolitical events, the UAW strike and the strength of the dollar are affecting pricing. Produced by Recycled Media.
27:38 11/1/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 76 | Matt Fries | Millbridge Metals
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Matt Fries of Millbridge Metals to talk about his story coming up in the metals recycling industry. Produced by Recycled Media.
74:22 10/31/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 75 | DLA Disposition Services | With Stephen and Todd | LIVE FROM SCRAP EXPO
On this special episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Stephen and Todd from DLA Disposition Services to discuss what they actually do and the interesting world of military scrap. Produced by Recycled Media.
09:50 10/12/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 74 | Born Scrappy Podcast | Stuart Kagen
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is a guest on the "Born Scrappy" podcast hosted by Stuart Kagen, to discuss the importance of marketing, having a good team dynamic and the entrepreneurial spirit. Produced by Recycled Media.
88:16 10/9/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 73 | Chad Ellerbrock | BEARS vs. BULLS | October Edition
It's another Bulls vs Bears and Brett and Chad are back to discuss the markets. Tune in to find out how geopolitical events, the UAW strike and the strength of the dollar are affecting pricing. Produced by Recycled Media.
32:05 10/3/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 72 | Let's F**king Grow! | With Jake Bronstein | LIVE FROM SCRAP EXPO
On this special episode of A Scrap Life, Brett gives a speech at Scrap Expo on growing your business and the value of good people, time and consistency. Brett is joined by Jake Bronstein who shares his journey as well. Tune in to catch this inspirational speech. Produced by Recycled Media.
48:49 9/20/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 71 | Mario Jurcic | Secure Recycling
On this episode of A Scrap Life Brett is joined by Mario Jurcic from Secure Recycling and they talk more than just scrap. Tune in to hear about Mario's start and experiences in the industry. Produced by Recycled Media.
81:05 9/10/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 70 | Chad Ellerbrock | BEARS vs. BULLS | September Edition
It's that time of the month again and Brett and Chad are here to discuss what September could bring, including tons of outages and how the UAW strike is affecting the markets. Produced by Recycled Media.
40:37 9/6/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 69 | Chad Ellerbrock and Jennifer Betts | Special Edition
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett sits down with Chad Ellerbrock and Jennifer Betts to discuss the latest in steel mill consolidation. Produced by Recycled Media.
15:16 8/18/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 68 | Chad Ellerbrock | BEARS vs. BULLS | August Edition
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Chad is back with a market recap and to share some charts and statistics and the guys make predictions for scrap markets in August. Produced by Recycled Media.
30:32 8/3/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 67 | Jim Keefe | Scrap Expo 2023
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett has Jim Keefe, publisher of Recycling Today, on the show to discuss the upcoming Scrap Expo 2023, how they plan to build off last year's show and the value it provides for small to medium yards. Scrap Expo will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, September 12th-13th. For more information visit Recyling Today's dedicated page: https://www.scrapexpo.netProduced by Recycled Media.
36:41 7/25/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 66 | Chad Ellerbrock | BEARS vs. BULLS | July Edition
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Chad is back with a market recap and to share some charts and statistics and the guys make predictions for scrap markets in July. Tune in to hear why China's steel mills are running at such high capacity, why nickel is getting crushed, and more. Produced by Recycled Media.
30:13 7/7/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 65 | Matt Venuto | CRC Scrap Metal Recycling
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Brett is joined by Matt Venuto of CRC Scrap Metal Recycling to talk about the terminology of scrap vs recycling, the value of customer service and networking in the industry.
59:42 6/16/23
A Scrap Life: Episode 64 | Chad Ellerbrock | BEARS vs. BULLS | June Edition
On this episode of A Scrap Life, Chad is back with a market recap and to share some charts and statistics and the guys make predictions for scrap markets in June.
35:44 6/5/23

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