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Alter Metal Recycling a worldwide leader in scrap metal recycling in the heart of america's communities.

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company F ounded in 1898, today Alter - a privately owned, fourth generation company - is one of the largest scrap processors in the country, with trading offices and processing plants across the central United States. Alter Trading provides a direct supply of quality products, sourced both in America and abroad, to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.


Our Team


Robert S. Goldstein

Robert S. Goldstein Executive Chairman of Alter Trading Corporation

Robert S. Goldstein joined Alter Trading Corporation in 1977 and held various operating and marketing positions until being named President in 1989. He served as President through 2012 when a successor was named. In 2003, Mr. Goldstein was named Chairman and CEO of Alter Trading Corporation. In 2009, he was named Chairman and CEO of Goldstein Group, Inc., parent company of Alter Trading and continues to serve in both of those roles today. In addition, Mr. Goldstein is an officer and director of affiliated real estate development and transportation businesses involved in inland marine logistics and terminal operations. Mr. Goldstein also served as a Chairman at the Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. He is a graduate of Tulane University where he earned a B.S. degree in economics.

Jay Robinovitz

Jay Robinovitz President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of Alter Trading Board of Directors

Jay Robinovitz joined Alter Trading in September 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Officer of Operations. He was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012; and on January 1, 2018, became President and Chief Executive Officer. Jay has over 35 years of experience in the metal recycling industry. Prior to joining Alter, Jay was employed by Schnitzer Steel Industries where he held various senior management positions including Vice President of Business Development and Major Capital Investments, VP and COO of the Auto Parts Division, and VP of Northwest Operations. Prior to that Jay was General Manager, Ferrous Division with Aerospace Metals, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut. Jay has been an active member of the industry at large and has worked to change regulations surrounding scrap theft, increase the recycling capabilities of plastics, and he is a champion of global environmentally sustainable recycling practices.

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Navigating the Century More information on the history of Alter Trading is available in the book "Navigating the Century" written by Bernard Goldstein with William Petre.

If you would like to receive a copy of the book, please contact us by email.