Sims Group USA began its operations in 1988 through the acquisition of various scrap-related assets of LMC Corporation, one of the West Coast's largest scrap metal processors and exporters. LMC's 50-year history of operations in the US began as a salvage and machine company, adding products, services, and facilities throughout Northern California as the demand for recycled products grew throughout the 60's and 70's. Later, LMC added retail facilities to sell new and reusable metal and hardware products.
Today, we operate public recycling centers, scrap processing facilities and Mill Services in the United States. Locations in California also recycle consumer glass, plastic, and aluminum cans. As part of the worldwide Sims Group, the company maintains a network of equipment, facilities, transport, and communications that turn unwanted consumer items and industrial scrap into raw materials for manufacturing operations around the world.
We realize the importance of being a good neighbor. That's why, in each community where we are located, we make special efforts at reducing the noise and visual impact of our operations. Each Simsmetal facility participates in charitable organizations in its community. Through service groups, youth sports teams, hospital charities, and other events, Simsmetal is working to create a partnership with the people who live and work near our recycling centers. We think this kind of cooperation benefits us all.
Simsmetal actively supports the protection of the environment and the role the recycling industry plays in conserving natural resources. Every day, our products and our people have a measurable positive impact on the environment.