2018-19 ISRI Membership Directory and Industry Guide
2 GUIDE TO ISRI SERVICES ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the nonprofit trade association that is the Voice of the Recycling Industry ™ . Based in Washington, D.C., ISRI represents approx- imately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the United States and 40 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. ISRI members employ tens of thousands of individuals who work at thousands of facilities worldwide, more than 80 percent of which are located in the United States. ISRI assists member companies by providing a variety of products and services designed to help them run better, safer, cleaner, and more profitable operations. From guidance on ma- terials theft prevention and SREA compliance to the Recycling Industry Operating Standard ™ (RIOS ™ ) and the industry’s most comprehensive collection of safety training materials, ISRI con- tinues to take the lead in addressing the needs and issues of the scrap recycling industry and its membership. Many ISRI member companies are family-owned business- es, and a significant number of them have been in continuous operation for 100 years or more. ISRI members range in size from small, single-facility operations to large, publicly held corpora- tions with multiple facilities nationwide and worldwide. Other ISRI members focus on the business of brokering and trading recyclable materials, consolidating materials from a variety of businesses to meet consumer needs. ISRI’s associate members include equipment and service providers that market to the scrap recycling industry. Manufactur- ers and sellers of equipment and services find value in promoting the scrap recycling industry through their membership in ISRI. Companies that are consumers of scrap also are welcomed as ISRI members. Among its services, ISRI provides networking, education, training, advocacy, and compliance guidance, and it promotes public awareness of the importance of recycling to the production of the world’s goods and services. ISRI’s national office and its 21 chapters: ■ represent the interests of the scrap recycling industry and our members to the executive branch, Capitol Hill, and state legis- latures and regulatory agencies, as well as international bodies throughout the world; ■ provide education and training to members through forums, seminars, workshops, commodity roundtables, webinars, pub- lications, and an annual convention, which includes the world’s largest scrap recycling exposition; and ■ inform members and the public about the benefits of scrap recycling through educational tools, public awareness initiatives, and online through the ISRI website —isri.org —and social media channels. GOVERNANCE A board of directors, elected for two-year terms, governs ISRI. Board members establish and review the vision and mission of ISRI, participate in the development of strategic goals that ad- vance the association’s mission, set ISRI policy, and serve as a fo- rum for public debate on key issues that affect the members. The board consists of the officers of the association, the presidents or elected representatives of each chapter, up to three directors from each division, seven directors-at-large, one associate member, and past association chairs. The board meets quarterly at venues around the country. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION ISRI offers four categories of membership: Active, Associate (domestic or international), Consumer, and Affiliate Individual. The association has six divisions: Ferrous, Nonferrous, Paper, Tire & Rubber, Electronics, and Plastics. To learn more about membership, visit isri.org/membership. COUNCILS ISRI has established a number of councils to meet the needs of specific market segments or groups of members within the or- ganization. Council participation gives members a voice in issue discussions and provides a vehicle to bring industry issues and association needs to the forefront. Consumers Council: Open to all ISRI members who con- sume scrap metals, paper, plastics, glass, textiles, rubber, and/or electronics. Council of Chapter Presidents: A forum for chapter presi- dents to share information and best practices regarding chapter management. Council of Legal Counsel: Open to in-house legal profession- als among ISRI member companies for networking and discus- sion about the role of in-house counsel. Equipment and Service Providers Council: Addresses the issues of Domestic Associate members who meet the equipment and service needs of the industry and who support ISRI programs through sponsorships and participation. ISRI Safety and Environmental Council: Holds conferences of member safety and environmental professionals to promote information exchange and professional development. MRF Council: Open to all members that operate or regularly interact with materials recovery facilities. This council addresses issues that impact residential recycling programs. Women’s Council: Open to all ISRI members, the Women’s Council is dedicated to providing support, mentorship, education and training, networking, and other opportunities for women in the scrap recycling industry. ISRI WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ISRI’s website is the go-to source for information and resourc- es important to the scrap recycling industry. The site includes the most current information on important policy and regulations, safety and best practices, recycling and commodity information, meetings and events, and more. Much of the information con- tained on the website is restricted to members only. To obtain your password, visit isri.org/login or contact Essence Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get social with ISRI! Engage with ISRI’s social media chan- nels for valuable resources, news, networking opportunities, and member benefits through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, and Vine. EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ISRI’s education offerings provide practical, hands-on training that enables participants to derive the greatest benefit from their educational investment. Visit isri.org/events for a schedule of upcoming educational forums.