Carbide Recycling in Challenging Times
Carbide Recycling in Challenging Times

Carbide Recycling in Challenging Times

May 26, 2020

I have been in the Scrap Metal industry recycling Tungsten Carbide for the last 20 years, the last 4 of which have been with Tungco and I have seen many ups and downs. From 9/11, to financial collapses to global unease and pandemics, the one thing I have learned is that while the world still turns, our business does get affected, but at the end of it all, we come out stronger and more knowledgeable.

In a challenging climate we find ourselves stuck in the middle of a supply and demand chain. Manufacturers will need to generate Tungsten Carbide whether they be inserts, drills or wear parts coming from many big industries like Aerospace, Automotive and general machining of complicated components. My job is to procure this scrap and ensure my suppliers are well serviced on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. In a time of unrest, our concern remains with the sourcing and schedule of manufacturing. When such concerns arise we know the outcome, while temporary, means to hunker down and be patient.

This can lead to a lot of anxiety in the Carbide Recycling industry from suppliers and consumers alike. In the first or second downturn that happened at the beginning of my career it was very hard for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I myself was faced with the “doom and gloom” mentality, the feeling of how are we going to get out from under this. But 20 years can teach you a lot and I learned to look beyond immediate concern and continue to plan ahead.

Tungco has been around for 50 years and they have been through all of it and more. Tungco is tried and tested and they have been an industry leader of Tungsten Carbide Recycling. Working with Tungco and their supply chain assures confidence and trust when the markets are at their highest or at their lowest.
As the Director of Tungco Canada, I continue to service all of my suppliers with the utmost of confidence and compassion. My colleagues and I pride ourselves on maintaining our relationships and upholding our business values no matter what the weather. Tungsten Carbide is our “air” but nothing that will ever trump the safety and health of those around us. Stay safe, Wash Your Hands and Recycle Carbide.

Adam Rubin – Director of Tungco Canada

Carbide Recycling in Challenging Times
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