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BLOG: Triple M Metal to Match Donation to Build an Accessible Playground

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From August 2022 to August 2023, 10-year-old Jace Weber set out with a goal – collect some pop tabs to raise money for charity. What started out small, quickly grew into a community effort with the Weber family coming home every day to find pails worth of pop tabs on their doorstep, courtesy of their community.

After a full year of this effort, they headed over to Triple M Metal in Scarborough to get his collection weighed. In 25 rain barrels was a record-breaking 6.2 million pop tabs, weighing in at a whopping 3,658 pounds. This collection earned himself just over $2,500, which he donated to the March of Dimes.

In March 2024, Triple M Metal learned that Jace is once again collecting pop tabs for charity. To assist with his fundraising, Triple M Metal announced that we would be matching his donation to a charity of his choosing. Jace’s choice? A fundraiser at his school to build an accessible playground.

Pictured below is Jace, his principal, and a classmate who is looking forward to the new playground. Triple M is beyond proud to have been the drop-off location of choice for his amazing initiative. Jace’s generosity is inspiring to us all at Triple M Metal.


BLOG: The Challenges of Metal Management

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While closed-loop metal management presents numerous environmental and economic benefits, it is not without challenges. One of the main hurdles involves sorting metals, which encompass a wide range of materials from household waste, industrial scrap, and end-of-life products. The diverse nature of these sources means metals often intermingle with other materials, such as plastics, glass, or different grades of metals, requiring further processing to maintain the quality of the recycled metal. To separate these metals, metal management firms are often required to investment significantly into advanced sorting technologies.

Energy consumption is another significant challenge in closed-loop metal management. Although the process generally consumes less energy than primary metal production, the melting and reshaping stages can still be energy intensive.

Urban mining is essential for addressing economic factors that influence the profitability of metal management operations, however, is not without its own challenges. Gathering metals and materials from urban areas has difficulty in ensuring sufficient volume and metals for collection to supply the scrap mills. The infrastructure for metal management, including collection systems, processing facilities, and transportation networks, requires substantial investment. Additionally, obsolete technologies, especially in electronic devices, contribute to the disposal of products containing valuable metals. Overcoming these challenges involves technological advancements, improved collection systems, and public awareness campaigns to foster a more sustainable and efficient metal recycling industry.

In navigating the challenges of successful metal management, the Giampaolo Group takes on a proactive commitment to find innovative solutions and energy-efficient practices, establishing itself as a leader in sustainable practices. The Giampaolo Group uses advanced sorting technologies such as copper chop lines, downstream separation facilities and zorba cleaning facilities to optimize the sorting of metal sources.

On the sustainability front, examples of GGI’s strive for sustainable practices through a closed-loop ecosystem include Quantum Lifecycle Partners LP, who formulated a calculator and reporting tool to quantify greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved through electronic recycling. Triple M Metal establishes relationships with steel mills, particularly the ones with EAF furnaces. This collaborative effort not only supports the expansion of EAF technology but also marks a significant stride towards sustainability by lowering carbon emissions. Giampaolo Group established Matalco JV with Rio Tinto as of December 1, 2023. This effort emphasizes the Groups dedication to environmentally conscious practices, including a focus on sustainable aluminum production and eco-friendly product exploration by producing more secondary (and less-carbon intensive) aluminum.

This holistic approach to sustainable metal management sets a commendable standard for the industry, showcasing the Giampaolo Group’s commitment to fostering a more technology-driven, low-carbon, and efficient future.

BLOG: The Scrap Metal Recycling Process

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Scrap metal recycling is a comprehensive process that involves several stages from collection to distribution, each playing a pivotal role in converting discarded metal items into valuable raw material for manufacturing.

Initially, the process begins with the sourcing of scrap metal from various outlets like industrial waste, demolition sites, discarded appliances, automobiles, and more. These materials are then gathered at scrap yards, collection centers, and recycling facilities where they undergo sorting into different categories based on metal type (steel, aluminum, copper, etc.) and quality.

To further refine the scrap metal, it undergoes separation where ferrous metals containing iron are separated from non-ferrous metals, often employing magnetic separation techniques. Following this, the materials are processed through shredders to reduce their size, making transportation and handling more manageable.

Once shredded, the metal items undergo a cleaning process to remove any contaminants such as paint, plastic, or other materials. This step involves various methods, including melting, chemical processes, or mechanical means. The cleaned scrap metal is then melted in furnaces at high temperatures to create molten metal, which is purified further to eliminate impurities through refining processes like electrolysis or chemical treatments.

After purification, the molten metal is solidified by pouring it into molds, forming ingots or other shapes suitable for transport and further processing. Depending on the specific metal, it might undergo additional processes such as rolling mills or forming to create sheets, bars, or other shapes.

The recycled metal is then sold to manufacturers who use it as raw material to create new products across diverse industries like automotive, construction, electronics, and more. Recycling scrap metal significantly benefits the environment by reducing energy consumption, conserving natural resources, and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional mining and refining processes. This holistic approach contributes to sustainability and resource conservation by repurposing discarded metal items into valuable materials for manufacturing.

BLOG: The Recyclability of Steel

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In the global pursuit of sustainable and eco-friendly materials, steel stands out as a frontrunner. With its exceptional strength, versatility, and its remarkable recyclability, steel plays a pivotal role in the circular economy. As the world grapples with environmental challenges, understanding the recyclability of steel becomes paramount. This article delves into the world of steel recycling, exploring the eco-friendly journey from scrap to new steel products.

The Unbeatable Strength of Steel

Steel, a human-made alloy primarily composed of iron and carbon, is renowned for its exceptional properties. It’s a vital building block of our modern world, used in a myriad of applications from construction and automotive to packaging and appliances. Its unique combination of strength, durability, and malleability makes it an indispensable material.

The Eco-Friendly Aspect

One of steel’s most compelling features is its recyclability. Unlike many other materials, steel retains its inherent qualities even after recycling. This means that steel can be melted down and reformed into new products, without losing its structural integrity. This process not only conserves valuable resources but also reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Recycling Process

Steel recycling is a highly efficient and eco-friendly process, typically divided into several stages:

  1. Collection: Steel is collected from various sources, including discarded appliances, automobiles, construction materials, and industrial waste.
  2. Sorting: The collected steel is sorted into different categories, such as heavy steel, light steel, and shredded steel, to facilitate the recycling process.
  3. Shredding: The sorted steel is shredded into smaller pieces to prepare it for melting.
  4. Melting: The shredded steel is melted in large furnaces, reaching temperatures of up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The molten steel is then formed into new shapes.
  5. Refining: The molten steel undergoes refining to remove impurities and ensure the final product meets quality standards.
  6. Forming: Once purified, the steel can be formed into new products, ranging from beams and pipes to cans and automobiles.

The Environmental Benefits

The recyclability of steel brings about numerous environmental benefits. Steel significantly contributes to energy conservation as the process of recycling steel consumes far less energy than its production from raw materials. This heightened energy efficiency, in turn, leads to significant reductions in carbon emissions, making it a greener alternative. Additionally, steel recycling aids in resource conservation by decreasing the demand for virgin iron ore and coal, which contributes to the preservation of natural resources. This practice also helps in reducing landfill waste, as recycling steel ensures that less of it ends up in landfills. Overall, the entire steel recycling process, from collection to melting and refining, results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions when compared to traditional steel production methods, making it an eco-friendly choice for the environment.

Economic Implications

The recycling of steel also has positive economic effects. It creates job opportunities in the collection, sorting, and processing stages, contributing to the growth of a sustainable green economy. Moreover, by reducing the need for importing raw materials, steel recycling can improve a nation’s trade balance.


The recyclability of steel is a remarkable journey from scrap to new life, showcasing how a single material can contribute to environmental conservation, economic growth, and resource efficiency. As the world continues its sustainable quest, steel will undoubtedly remain a green backbone, supporting a circular economy and a more environmentally friendly future. With ongoing innovations and increasing awareness, the recyclability of steel will continue to evolve, making it a shining example of sustainable material use.

BLOG: Aluminum – The Choice Metal for Sustainability

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The Giampaolo Group of Companies has maintained a longstanding reputation for delivering sustainable and environmentally responsible metal management solutions. Leveraging our expertise in the field of metal recycling, we find it important to introduce our preferred selection of environmentally sustainable metals, beginning with aluminum.

The Endurance of Aluminum

While it is true that nothing lasts forever, aluminum stands as a testament to enduring quality, boasting an exceptionally long lifecycle compared to other metals. In fact, the Aluminum Association states that approximately 75% of all aluminum ever produced remains actively in use today.

This remarkable attribute is credited to aluminum’s continuous recyclability, rendering it the most environmentally conscientious choice among metals. The utilization of recycled aluminum conserves an impressive 95% of the energy otherwise expended in the creation of new aluminum. With such a remarkable efficiency percentage, it is no surprise that companies have begun to lean towards utilizing recycled aluminum over newly produced materials.

An Abundance of Uses

Have you ever stopped for a moment and thought about just how much aluminum is around us? It forms the structural foundation of a diverse set of industries such as automotive, aerospace, architecture, packaging, and electrical engineering. Bolstered by its lightweight constitution and exceptional resilience, a recent study conducted by the International Aluminium Institute in 2022 forecasts a substantial 40% surge in global aluminum demand by 2030.

Aluminum’s central role in our daily lives is evidenced by its presence in staples, foils, cans, utensils, cookware, major home appliances, kitchenware, and the infrastructure of buildings and bridges. Additionally, it finds an essential place in the world of modern technology, including smartphones, televisions, airplanes, trains, and automobiles.

Looking at this list it’s safe to say that a world without aluminum is not a world we want to live in.

The Answer to a Reduced Carbon Footprint

The key avenue to reducing our carbon footprint lies in the exceptional recyclability of aluminum. As per the Aluminum Association, the use of recycled aluminum results in an impressive 95% reduction in the energy required for its renewal. Incorporating secondary aluminum into the supply chain empowers manufacturers to fulfill chemical specifications while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint. With such a compelling efficiency metric, it is evident that the era of embracing the time-tested and eco-conscious properties of aluminum is well underway.

Economic Efficiency

Beyond its environmental advantages, aluminum recycling also contributes significantly to economic prosperity. The savings generated by utilizing recycled aluminum can be reinvested in research and development, job creation, and the growth of a sustainable, forward-thinking industry. This not only strengthens the economy but also nurtures a culture of resourcefulness, innovation, and long-term economic stability.

To Conclude

Evidenced by above, aluminum, with its remarkable durability and recyclability, stands as a symbol of environmental stewardship and resource efficiency. Its long lifespan, energy-saving potential, and pivotal role in a wide range of industries demonstrate its relevance in a rapidly evolving world. As we continue to embrace aluminum’s recyclable nature, we simultaneously stimulate economic growth and safeguard our planet’s precious resources. In a world faced with mounting ecological challenges, aluminum recycling serves as an example of how sustainable practices can forge a union between industry, economics, and environmental responsibility.

BLOG: The Benefits of Metal Recycling

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The concept of recycling has undergone significant evolution over the years in tandem with the development of modern society. Initially driven by resource scarcity, space constraints, economic considerations, and more recently, environmental concerns, people have increasingly embraced the practice of reusing their belongings. While the emphasis on these motivations has shifted and expanded, they remain pertinent in today’s context.

Metal recycling stands as a powerful contributor to both economic well-being and environmental preservation. When individuals engage in scrapping old metal items, they actively contribute to the collective effort of improving the world. Specifically, we identify five compelling reasons why recycling scrap metal should be a priority.

  1. Resource Conservation:
    • Preservation of Natural Resources: Metal recycling plays a crucial role in conserving our planet’s finite resources. By reusing and recycling metals such as aluminum, copper, and steel, we diminish the need for extensive extraction processes, which can lead to severe environmental consequences, such as deforestation, habitat degradation, soil erosion, and water pollution. Recycling ensures that these valuable resources are conserved for the benefit of future generations while simultaneously minimizing the environmental harm linked to resource extraction.
  1. Energy Savings:
    • Lower Energy Consumption: Recycling metal typically requires less energy than extracting and refining raw materials. Mining, processing, and transporting ores and minerals are energy-intensive processes. In contrast, recycling metals involves melting down existing materials, which consumes considerably less energy. This energy savings not only reduces production costs for manufacturers but also leads to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change mitigation.
  2. Environmental Protection:
    • Reduced Pollution: The extraction and refining of metals can release harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases into the environment. These pollutants include sulfur dioxide, mercury, and heavy metals, which can harm air and water quality. Recycling metals reduces the need for these polluting processes, leading to cleaner air and water and a reduction in the environmental impact associated with metal production.
  3. Economic Growth:
    • Job Creation: The metal recycling industry generates employment opportunities in various sectors. This includes jobs in collecting, sorting, processing, and manufacturing. Recycling facilities employ skilled and unskilled workers, contributing to local economies and providing livelihoods for individuals and families.
    • Revenue Generation: Recycling metals also generates revenue for businesses and municipalities through the sale of scrap metal. This income can be reinvested in recycling programs, infrastructure development, or other community needs, supporting economic growth at the local level.
  4. Resource Efficiency:
    • Extended Product Life: Recycling metals allows for the creation of new products from recycled materials. These recycled materials often exhibit similar quality and properties to virgin metals, and they can be used in various industries, such as construction, automotive, and electronics. Extending the life of these materials reduces the need for constant production of new items, conserving resources and reducing the overall environmental footprint of manufacturing.

In summary, metal recycling offers a range of significant benefits, including resource conservation, energy savings, environmental protection, economic growth, and resource efficiency. These advantages make it a crucial component of sustainable practices and efforts to mitigate the environmental and economic challenges associated with resource extraction and production.


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Brampton, ON – Triple M Metal LP, one of North America’s largest privately-owned ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling organizations, has announced the successful acquisition of R&A Recyclers Inc., a locally owned and operated metal recycling company with two locations in Timmins, ON. This transaction successfully expands Triple M Metal’s sourcing capabilities to Northern Ontario and improves Triple M Metal’s ability to better service its customers.

“The acquisition of R&A Recyclers Inc. is an important step of Triple M Metal’s expansion in Northern Ontario,” says Steve Leddy, President of Triple M Metal LP. “Welcoming R&A Recyclers to the Triple M Metal family provides sustainable source of supplies for our customers as we remain focused on our long-term growth strategies.”

These two additions to the Triple M Metal portfolio bring the total location count to 44 operations across North America. This acquisition represents Triple M Metal’s continued commitment to growth and dedication to solidify its leading position in the metal recycling industry.

About Triple M Metal LP

A division of Giampaolo Group Inc., Triple M Metal LP has a wide range of processing capabilities that comes from nearly 50 years of servicing the scrap metal recycling industry. The division operates shredders, stationary and mobile shears, ferrous and non-ferrous balers, a copper and aluminum insulated granulation system, and a state-of-the-art downstream separator. These systems allow Triple M to support sustainability by processing more than four million tons of metallic scrap material across North America. For further details, please visit Triple M Metal LP’s website at:

Media Contact:

Nicole Ferrari

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

905.793.7086 x3288













Giampaolo Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Toronto, ON— MAY 9, 2023— Giampaolo Group was recognized for its industry-leadingperformance, its global business practices, andits sustained growth by receiving the prestigious2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance, and financial performance.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process.

Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.

Since its conception, the Giampaolo Group has been dedicated to environmental excellence and harvesting a culture of collaboration and company pride. Over the past year, the Giampaolo Group of Companies has engaged in various growth initiatives and has continued to be a proven leader in sustainable practices. This focus on growth and sustainability are just two of the many reasons why the Giampaolo Group has once again been recognized as a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

“The 2023 Best Managed winners exemplify the highest Canadian business standards of innovation, adaptability, and resilience,” said Lorrie King, Partner, “Over the past year, companies such as The Giampaolo Group have accelerated by continuously adapting and successfully responding to challenges, seizing new opportunities, leveraging industry leading competencies to maximize their investments, and driving sustainable growth.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group.

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About Giampaolo Group

Giampaolo Group was founded over 50 years ago in Toronto, Ontario. Since established, the organization has evolved into a multinational integrated metal corporation. The Giampaolo Group of Companies includes Triple M Metal LP, Venture Steel Inc., Matalco Inc., Quantum Lifecycle Partners LP, and Giampaolo Investments Limited. Triple M Metal LP is one of North America’s largest fully integrated recyclers of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. Venture Steel is the service leader for carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum supply throughout North America. Matalco is a leading producer of high-quality aluminum slab and billet for the rolling, extrusion, and forging industries. Quantum Lifecycle Partners is a joint venture focusing on e-waste recycling and repurposing. Giampaolo Investments Limited is an industry-leading real estate and land development company focused on delivering high quality residential, industrial, and design-build solutions. Keen on ESG, the Giampaolo Group of Companies focuses on harvesting waste within the metal ecosystem and continuously exploring for new ways to provide innovative and sustainable solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Contact information for Giampaolo Group

Nicole Ferrari • Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Giampaolo Group • 365.440.2642 • •


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DANVILLE, QC and BRAMPTON, ONJan. 26, 2023 /CNW Telbec/ – Alliance Magnesium Inc. and Triple M Metal are pleased to announce the creation of a strategic partnership supporting magnesium metal recycling at Alliance’s Danville foundry. The Strategic Partnership will leverage Triple M’s worldwide relationships and capabilities to improve sourcing to Alliance’s existing recycling operations, while also expanding Triple M’s product offering and services to its customers. The Strategic Partnership furthers Alliance’s goal to become a key, domestic supplier of critical minerals to the North American market, all the while promoting the circular economy.

“The Strategic Partnership and concurrent investment are a significant step forward towards our vision of becoming a leader in supplying responsibly and domestically sourced critical minerals with the lowest environmental footprint in the world”, said François Perras, President & CEO of Alliance Magnesium. “Triple M’s expertise in sourcing scrap metal will be critical to the full utilization of our magnesium recycling operations, supporting our customers and our environmental objectives.”

Steve Leddy, President of Triple M Metal, highlights “We are pleased to partner with Alliance Magnesium and expand our service offering to include metals critical to energy transition. We share the same objective as Alliance in contributing to a robust circular supply chain and supporting sustainably produced products for our clients. We look forward to supporting Alliance today and in all their future plans.”

About Alliance Magnesium

Alliance Magnesium has developed a family of patents to responsibly recover several critical materials, namely magnesium, from serpentine tailings. Located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region, the organization benefits from Quebec’s green hydroelectricity for its energy needs. The use of this unique source of energy positions Alliance Magnesium as the world’s cleanest critical materials providers, while contributing to its territory’s remediation.

About Triple M

Triple M Metal is one of North America’s largest privately owned ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling companies. The company has over 40 locations across North America including Canadathe United States, and Mexico, and has commercial interests in Europe.

Triple M Metal is a part of the Giampaolo Group Inc., one of the largest fully-integrated metal management organizations in North America with extensive expertise in scrap metal recycling, aluminum manufacturing, electronic recycling and reuse, and steel distribution.

SOURCE Alliance Magnesium Metallurgy Inc.

For further information: Catherine Escojido, Alliance Magnesium, 514-927-8807; Nicole Ferrari, Giampaolo Group Inc., 905-793-7086 x 3288,