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Taking a Proactive Approach
For more than 100 years, Becker Iron & Metal has been involved in scrap metal recycling in the St. Louis area. Sam Becker started the scrap business in 1906 after immigrating to the U.S. from Russia. The business initially was a way for him to make ends meet when he settled in the St. Louis… Read more »
In 2011, Becker’s growth allowed them to take safety measures to the next level. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was invited to step in and in 2014 Becker Iron & Metal received SHARP safety status, “It was unbelievable to go from [minimal safety] to being recognized by the state of Illinois as a… Read more »
The Business of Family Business Podcast
Mike and Dan Becker (G4) describe the founding of Becker Iron & Metal in the early 1900s, how the business was passed through the generations and how the scrap business has changed over the past 100+ years. Dan and Mike serve as co-presidents; hear them describe this role and how they make it work.