USM CHARTER ALLOYS

USM Charter Alloys provides specialty high nickel alloy and foundry additives to the ferrous, non-ferrous, copper, electronic and composite scrap recycling.

USM PROCESSING

USM Processing is equipped with a multilevel 40,000 square foot state of the art processing machine, designed to shred, clean, and process aluminum cans.

USM RIVERDALE

USM Riverdale processes and prepares various grades of steel for mills and foundries using our state of the art equipment for shredding, shearing, bailing, and torching.

USMe

USMe, the Electronic Assets Recycling Division has been a NAID member since 2010 and holds e-Stewards, ISO 14001, and ITAR certifications ensuring responsible recycling. Electronic components eligible to be refurbished and resold is sent to BLH Computers, scrap metal is recycled by USM and precious metals are sent to Masters & Alloy for refining, following our model of vertical integration.

BLH COMPUTERS

BLH Computers, a division of USMe is a Microsoft Certified Refurbisher that repairs and sells reconditioned desktops, laptops, tablets, and other electronics. All components that are unable to be refurbished or resold is sent directly to USM and USMe for recycling, and Masters & Alloy for refining, following our core process of vertical integration.

MASTERS & ALLOY

Masters & Alloy is a USM owned and operated foundry for melting copper alloys and refining precious metals from each division, resulting in our core process of vertical integration.

BASE METALS GROUP

Base Metals Group goes beyond recycling by strategically joining manufacturers together to provide new opportunities for customers. Our team has a vast intimate knowledge of the manufacturing landscape that allows us to hold long-term relationships.
USM CHARTER ALLOYS
USM PROCESSING
USM RIVERDALE
USMe
BLH COMPUTERS
MASTERS & ALLOY
BASE METALS GROUP
USM CHARTER ALLOYS
USM PROCESSING
USM RIVERDALE
USMe
BLH COMPUTERS
MASTERS & ALLOY
BASE METALS GROUP
PRODUCTS
We specialize in buying and selling a variety of industrially generated metals-from high temperature alloy scrap to tungsten carbide, nickel scrap, tin, and more.
SERVICES
Our core services include handling spent catalyst with contained metals, sorting, identification of material, cutting, shearing, sawing, torching, packaging, as well as grinding and turning swarf (sludge).
LOCATION
Since 1983, USM Charter Alloys (formerly Charter Trading Co.) has been a Chicago area institution dedicated to helping our clients get the maximum value out of their alloys and scrap metals.

ABOUT USM CHARTER ALLOYS

USM Charter Alloys is a leading Chicago specialty processor of Stainless Steels, High Temperature Alloys, Super Alloys and suppliers of raw materials and melt additives. USMCA recycles industrially generated specialty metals, from hi-temp alloy scrap to stainless steel, tungsten carbide, molybdenum, nickel, titanium and cobalt alloys.

In 2015, USM acquired Charter Trading LTD., adding extensive alloy recycling capability to the ferrous, non-ferrous, copper, electronic and composite scrap recycling that was being conducted. The entire Charter Trading workforce joined USM Charter Alloys, enabling it to continue Charter Trading’s long-standing tradition of excellent customer service and quality. By leveraging the synergies that exist between the two companies to expand USM’s already robust stainless and alloy business to another level, enabled us to continue to provide optimum pricing and complete solutions to our customers. USM gained Charter’s more than 25 years’ experience in providing specialty nickel alloys to foundries and manufacturers throughout the United States.