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The importance we place on relationships extends to our customers and employees alike.  Our employees spend their days on the front lines of customer service, where experience, knowledge and attitude count.

Progressive Recycling Since 1891

The Joseph Freedman Company, Inc., was founded in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Joseph Freedman, great grandfather of the current company president, John D. Freedman. Fulfilling an important need for American industry, the company built a reputation for being one of the pioneering leaders in industrial scrap metal recycling, specializing in aluminum, copper, nickel alloys and aircraft scrap. From horse and wagon to today’s vehicles and drivers being dispatched with cellular tablets, from hand selection and separation to today’s highly sophisticated on-site analytical testing equipment, we are one of the oldest and largest family owned and operated scrap metal recycling facilities in the Northeast.

​The Joseph Freedman Co. operates two Springfield, Massachusetts facilities on over 20 acres. Our 120,000 sq. ft. indoor ferrous facility and headquarters on Stevens Street, and our 60,000 sq. ft. chopping operation on Albany Street, maintain strict quality, security, and environmental controls. We provide services to the New England area.

More than half our workforce has celebrated ten-year milestones with the company, and our managers are cross-trained on all key aspects of the business. We’re immensely proud of our team, and credit them with the fact that Joseph Freedman Co. has customers who have been doing business with us for more than 50 years.

One-on-One Customer Management

Our attention to customer service is a source of pride for every employee who works at the Joseph Freedman Co. We welcome all customers, large or small, and provide:

  • Timely, accurate payments
  • Highly experienced and accessible sales force
  • On-the-spot payments from our self-service ATM

Quality-Controlled Processing Facilities

Key features of out processing operations include:

  • 120,000 sq. ft. paved, indoor ferrous, non-ferrous, and aerospace alloy facility. Independent 60,000 square-foot manufacturing facility with chopping line, all on more than 20 acres
  • Shearing, torch cutting, crushing, and baling operations
  • Hand-sorting capabilities
  • Electronic scales up to 120,000 lbs.
  • Environmentally controlled facilities
  • Secure and surveilled premises
  • Easy access from major highways
  • Two direct CSX Railheads