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Scrap Recyclers to Host Annual Commodities Roundtable in Chicago

August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries issued the following news release:

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, will host its annual Commodities Roundtable Forum, September 15 to 17, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. The once a year event is a must-attend for all involved in the trade of scrap commodities from processors to brokers to buyers. It provides the most comprehensive view of what is happening across a wide range of recycled commodities including ferrous and nonferrous metals, recovered paper and plastics and the key trends impacting the $80 billion scrap recycling industry. It also serves as an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders.

This year will feature a special spotlight discussion on manufacturing and the global economy, highlighting areas of growth and what it means for the economy and global scrap commodity markets going forward.

"Given the global nature of today's scrap recycling industry, market participants need to know what is happening not only here at home but in markets around the world," said Joe Pickard, ISRI's chief economist. "Uneven economic growth in the U.S. is currently being compounded by growing uncertainty overseas. This year's Roundtable Forum will give participants the invaluable chance to be part of the conversation that will cover not only the challenges faced by the scrap industry but also what new opportunities are on the horizon."

Confirmed presenters at this year's Commodities Roundtable include:

Barry Hunter, Hunter Alloys

Markus Moss, Steel and Metals Market Research

Alasdair Gledhill, ELG Metals

Joe Pickard, ISRI

Chris Greenfield, Federal Metal

Greg Dixon, Smart Recycling Management

Elizabeth Johnson, CRU Group

Kurt Fowler, The Steel Index

Stephen Moss, Stanton A. Moss

Fred Penha, CME Group

Ken McEntee, McEntee Media Group

Dan Sandoval, Recycling Today

A copy of the full schedule and registration information ( is now available online.

The event is free and open to the press. Members of the media should contact Rachel Bookman ( for information on how to obtain press credentials.

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