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 area.
However, the business grew to become much more than a way to make ends meet in the decades that followed. Sam’s business expanded its reach and services throughout the 20th century, and the business has been passed down to four generations of his family.
Today, the 114-year-old business is led by brothers and Co-Presidents Mike and Dan Becker. Their father, Richard, also serves as chairman of the board at Becker Iron & Metal.