In Their Own Words

Roundtable Discussion, Institution of Scrap Iron and Steel. Recorded January 1986. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Transcription by Speechpad. … Read More

Mack Cottler, an older white man, seated on a couch wearing a tie and coat.

Mack Cottler. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Transcription by Speechpad. Mack: So in 1925 I tried … Read More

Richard Shine, Manitoba Corporation, Lancaster, New York. Interivewed by Zachary Paul Levine, April 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Richard: Yeah. When I was in … Read More

Sam Proler, Proler Steel Corp., Houston, Texas. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Transcription by Speechpad. TRANSCRIPT Sam: … Read More

Tim and Karen Strelitz, California Metal-X, Los Angeles, California. Interviewed by Zachary Paul Levine, April 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Tim: Well, I graduated … Read More

Screenshot of Jim Wilkoff, an older white male, wearing a collared shirt.

Jim Wilkoff, Wilkoff & Sons, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Interviewed September 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. I entered the scrap business full-time in 1972. My … Read More

Joseph Alpert, an older white man stands on the right, with his son.

Joseph Alpert, J. Solotken & Co, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana. Interviewed September 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Yes, I’m Joseph Alpert, A-L-P-E-R-T, at J. Solotken … Read More

Leonard Levine seated on a couch wearing a collared shirt and dark sport coat.

Leonard Levine, Leonard Levine Metals Corp., Northbrook, Illinois. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Transcription by Speechpad. … Read More

Nidhi Turakia, a woman of Indian descent, wearing a black and gold sweater. A convention floor is visible behind her.

Nidhi Turakia, Allied Alloys LP, Houston, Texas. Interviewed by Zachary Paul Levine, April 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Nidhi: Sure, so I’m a second-generation … Read More