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Alter Acquires Wausau Scrap & Recycling Corp

Alter Trading Corporation is pleased to announce that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase all of the assets of Wausau Scrap and Recycling Corporation (WSRC), located in Wausau, Wisconsin, effective January 30, 2015.

WSRC has been the leading area recycler since its founding by the Wallach family in 1951. The business was operated by Peter Wallach from 1966 until his passing last year.

"Peter ran a great business and was a strong supporter of all local business in the Wausau area; and we look forward to continuing in his footsteps," said Bill DeWindt, Regional Director of Operations of Alter's Northern Wisconsin business.

Toby Wallach, Peter's wife of 53 years and WSRC Chairman stated: "After working for decades to build this business and maintain good family-supporting jobs for our community, we were committed to finding a buyer that would continue our traditions of integrity and fairness by valuing the employees and providing excellent customer service.? With Alter, a family-oriented group with a great reputation, we found the honest, dedicated leadership that will continue this company's success into the future."

Founded in 1898, Alter Trading Corporation is a privately owned, fourth-generation company, and is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. With this acquisition, Alter will operate 54 metal recycling facilities under the trade name Alter Metal Recycling and five trading offices in eight states, as well as a representative sales office in Hong Kong, China. Headquartered in St. Louis, Alter provides a direct supply of quality products and services, sourced both in America and abroad, to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.