Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We have all heard these three terms for years. Whether you are separating your glass from your paper at home in order to save the planet (or to not be the only family on the block without recycling bins on the curb), or trying to turn your scrap carbide into a sustainable income source, we all understand the importance of making the most of the resources that we have.
I have been a member of the Tungco team since March of 2014. Last fall I completed a CPE course entitled Best Practices for Getting Paid Faster (Invoicing Best Practices). I was impressed with the relevance it had to not only our company’s accounts receivable, but to all companies.
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 2013, Daniel was welcomed into the Tungco group. His eager attitude and his considerable amount of potential allowed him the ability to learn and grow within the company.
Cliff Nance and I were 12 years old when Steve (founder) asked us if we wanted to make some money working at Tungco during the summer. Of course, we said yes! From 12 to 18 years old, I worked in production and did several different jobs from cleaning and sorting scrap to swinging a sledge hammer.
Tungsten is an extremely strong metal that has many uses. From tungsten carbide drill bits to steel alloys, this durable metal has dozens of uses that impact all kinds of industries around the world. In fact, this metal is so powerful that even tungsten carbide powder scrap is valuable.
My first real job was with Tungco. I worked part-time from my sophomore year of high school, all the way through my high school graduation. I would clean and sort scrap every day after school.