The Story of Federal Metals

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For Calgarians, By Calgarians

Federal Metals was started in 1950 by our founder, Herb Kraatz. It was a modest operation back then, with Herb picking up scrap metal from various shops and construction sites around the city before he would sort it and sell it.

As the years wore on and the business grew, Herb’s son Marvin Kraatz took over the company and oversaw Federal Metal’s operations and growth. In 1985, we moved the business to the 12-acre yard it sits on today. Not long after, in 2008, Marvin’s daughter Leslie took over the family business alongside our co-owner Dan Klufas.

Recycling Since 1950

That’s right – Federal Metals has operated as a trusted family business for almost 70 years! Growing from just a truck to a full-fledged business is something we take immense pride in, and we feel honoured to continue every day.

Despite the growth, we will always hold our initial principals close: provide businesses in Calgary with ethical, environmentally friendly metal recycling, while giving each one of our clients honest and fair prices.

We’ve worked closely with multinational corporations as well as a wide range of local businesses, and we can’t wait to work with your business too!

Our Core Values

Positivity

We know it sounds a little cheesy, but it’s true! We love what we do, and it’s our mission to show each one of our clients enthusiasm and kindness.

Honesty

Honesty goes a long way for any business. At Federal Metals, we always give you fair prices and honest answers for any of your questions or concerns. All you have to do is ask!

Sustainability

Our business is built on making sure you have environmentally friendly options when it comes to getting rid of your scrap metal. We have partnered with environmental boards and government bodies to help ensure your metal is being ethically recycled.

Community

Our business wouldn’t be anything without the love and support of the city of Calgary! We love our city, and we’ve made it a mission to give back whenever we can.

Proud Members of CARI

Federal Metals is proud to be a member of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI). The objective of CARI is to promote the optimal net economic and social impact from commercial recycling activities.

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Our Services

Calgary is a busy city, always growing and expanding. And with that can come a lot of metal in need of recycling. Make Federal Metals your one-stop-shop for all of your metal recycling needs while working with a team that cares about you!

Sell Your Scrap

We offer a massive selection of high-quality, eco-friendly metals made to fit any industry. Whether you are looking for angles, channels, flat bars, or more, we can help you find the right materials for any job.

Buy Our Steel

Copper can be used in almost any industry, putting it in high demand across the country. Because of this, we are proud to offer the best rates in Western Canada for recycling copper.

Copper Recycling

Working on a project with a lot of scrap metal? Bin service can help make metal recycling easy. Give us a call, and we can drop off a bin to help you recycle all metal that is related to your industry.

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Our Location

You can easily find us on the southwest corner of 94 Ave SE and 52nd Street SE.

Visit Us

You can easily find us on the southwest corner of 94 Ave SE and 52nd Street SE.

Contact Us

5135 94 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5J9
Phone: (403) 236-0402
Fax: (403) 279-4067

Hours

Monday
8 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8 AM4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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