REAL ALLOY
(844) 732-5087

About REAL ALLOY

REAL ALLOY is the global market leader in third-party aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. We convert aluminum scrap and by-products into reusable aluminum metal for a growing number of applications across various industries. Our customers can choose from an extensive range of cast and wrought products delivered to their door in the form of molten metal, ingot, RSI, or cone. Liquid metal offers significant advantages in terms of efficiency and cost, so we employ sophisticated solutions and transport logistics to ensure a large proportion of our alloys can be delivered in this form.

REAL ALLOY is ideally positioned to respond to the needs of an increasingly recycling-conscious world. Advanced technologies enable us to process a large variety of scrap and dross and reduce the amount of residual waste from aluminum manufacturing that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

We operate 16 facilities — throughout North America — to serve customers and support a customer-driven approach to aluminum recycling and supply. Our highly efficient recycling plants are operated by 1200 employees in North America with the corporate headquarters located in Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more about REAL ALLOY or the services we have to offer, reach out to our office.

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Locations

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio:

Global Corporate Headquarters 

 REAL ALLOY, LLC

 3700 PARK EAST DRIVE, SUITE 300

 CLEVELAND, OH 44122

 PHONE + 1 844 732 5087

 (844-REAL-087)

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Founded in 1989, the Chicago Heights facility is a secondary aluminum recycler, with two rotary furnaces and two holding furnaces. It has the ability to process a wide range of aluminum scrap and dross, and produces RSI sows, deox shots, and deox cones. ISO-9001

 

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 400 E. LINCOLN HWY.

 CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411

 

 PHONE 708-757-8900

Coldwater North Michigan (Spec Alloys)

Opened in 1969, the Coldwater North plant is a secondary aluminum recycler that produces a wide range of specification alloys for use in the auto industry. 

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Shredding
  • Rotary Kiln Dryer
  • Molten, Ingot, & Sow are available
  • Opened: 1969
  • Property: 30 Acres
  • Facility: 118,000 square feet
  • Certifications: ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

REAL ALLOY SPECIFICATION,  LLC

368 WEST GARFIELD AVE.

COLDWATER, MI 49036

 

PHONE 517-279-9596

Coldwater South Michigan (Recycling)

The Coldwater, Michigan facility has two rotary furnaces, as well as a reverberatory furnace. Established in 1972, the facility’s key products are molten aluminum, deox cones, and specification alloy sows. ISO-9001 & ISO 14001

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Recycled Secondary Ingot (RSI)
  • Molten
  • Deox cones

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 267 NORTH FILLMORE ROAD

 COLDWATER, MI 49036

 

 PHONE 517-279-1000

Elyria, Ohio

Established in 1986, the Elyria facility’s recycling services include shredding, briquetting and packaging. The plant employs 19 people and produces all kinds of shredded aluminum, as well as DEOX70 and DEOX95 briquettes. Exceptional quality is key to the plant’s success and its quality management system is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

 REAL ALLOY SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, LLC

 320 HURON STREET

 ELYRIA, OHIO 44035

Friendly, West Virginia

Located on the Ohio River in West Virginia, the Friendly facility provides melting with 2000# RSI casting, as well as milling. It was established in 1998 and is ISO 9001 certified.

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Melting with 2000# RSI Casting
  • Milling

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 283 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD

 FRIENDLY, WV 26146

 

 PHONE 304-652-2300

Goodyear, Arizona

Founded in 1973, the Goodyear facility (legal name: IMSAMET of Arizona) produces RSI as well as non-metallic products, such as cement additives. 

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Recycled Secondary Ingot (RSI)
  • Non Metallic Products – Cement Additives

 LEGAL ENTITY NAME: IMSAMET OF ARIZONA

 3829 SOUTH ESTRELLA PARKWAY

 P.O. BOX 5400

 GOODYEAR, AZ 85338

 

 PHONE 623-247-5560

Loudon, TN

Founded in 1981, the Loudon, Tennessee plant has three rotary furnaces, and one reverberatory furnace capable of producing RSI, molten aluminum, and cast ingots. ISO 9001. 

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Molten production
  • Ingot

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 388 WILLIAMSON DRIVE

 LOUDON, TN 37774

 PHONE 865-458-2007

Macedonia, Ohio

ETS SCHAFER, LLC
8050 HIGHLAND POINTE PARKWAY
MACEDONIA, OHIO 44056

Mississauga, Canada

The Mississauga, Ontario plant is a secondary aluminum recycler that produces casting alloys for the Canadian auto industry. 

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Shredding
  • Rotary Kiln Dryer
  • Molten, Ingot, Sow, & Deox cones
  • Opened: 1997
  • Property: 22.7 Acres
  • Facility: 251,000 square feet
  • Certifications: ISO 9001 

 REAL ALLOY CANADA LTD
 7496 TORBRAM ROAD
 MISSISSAUGA, ON L4T 1G9
 CANADA L4T 1G9
 
PHONE: 905-672-5569

Monclova, Mexico

Located 156 miles south of the Texas border, the Monclova, Coahuila plant produces casting alloys used in the central and northern Mexico auto industry. The plant can also handle lower-recovery scraps with its rotary furnace.

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Shredding
  • Rotary Kiln Dryer
  • Molten, Ingot, Sow, & Deox cones
  • Opened: 1998
  • Property: 20 Acres
  • Facility: 166,000 square feet
  • Certifications: ISO 9001

 REAL ALLOY MEXICO S DE RL DE CV
 AVE. DE LOS HORNOS 1200
 PARQUE INDUSTRIAL FUNDIDORES
 FONTERA, COAH, MEXICO C.P. 25643

 

PHONE: +011 52 866 634 3970

Morgantown, Kentucky

The Morgantown facility has three rotary furnaces; one holding furnace, one reverberatory furnace; a shredding operation, a salt cake processing facility, and a landfill. It is capable of producing sows, and molten metal. ISO 9001

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Recycled Secondary Ingot (RSI)
  • Molten
  • Milling

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 805 GARDNER LANE

 MORGANTOWN, KY 42261

 

 PHONE 270-526-5688

Post Falls, Idaho

The Post Falls facility specializes in rotary furnace conversion of aluminum dross and scrap into RSI. The plant comprises two production facilities, with two rotary furnaces.

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Recycled Secondary Ingot (RSI)

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING, LLC

 16168 W PRAIRIE AVE

 POST FALLS, ID 83854

 

 PHONE 208-773-1527

Rock Creek, Ohio

The Rock Creek facility in Ohio opened in 1956 and specializes in shredding, milling, blending and packaging. The aluminum smelting and refining plant covers 70,000 square feet and produces slag containers, flux/topping components, dross fines and granules, as well as shredded UBCs and turnings.

 

 REAL ALLOY SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, LLC

 2639 EAST WATER STREET

 ROCK CREEK, OH 44084

 

 PHONE 440-563-3487

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

The Sapulpa facility is comprised of one rotary furnace, one holder furnace, and a deox pyramid casting line. ISO 9001

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Recycled Secondary Ingot (RSI)
  • Deox pyramid

 REAL ALLOY RECYCLING,  LLC

 1508 NORTH 8TH STREET, HWY 97

 SAPULPA, OK 74066

 

 PHONE 918-224-4746

Wabash, Indiana (Recycling)

The Wabash plant specializes in processing drosses and salt cake.

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Milling

 

 WABASH RECYCLING,  LLC

 305 DIMENSION AVENUE

 WABASH, IN 46992

 

PHONE 260-563-2409

Wabash, Indiana (Spec Alloys)

The Wabash Facility is a secondary aluminum plant with five Reverb Furnaces. The Reverb Furnaces are capable of producing high quality metal, in multiple forms; Molten, Ingot, and two forms of Sow. The site is also capable of shipping Molten Metal in 30,000-pound crucibles, within a 300-mile radius.

 

 Plant Capabilities:

  • Shredding
  • (2) Rotary Kiln Dryers
  • Molten, Ingot, & Sow are available

 WABASH SPECIFICATION,  LLC

 4525 WEST OLD 24

 WABASH, IN 46992

 

PHONE 260-563-7461

History

  • VAW AG and IMCO Recycling, Inc., Irving, USA, begin a joint venture named VAW_IMVO Guss and Recycling GmbH, producing secondary aluminum in Grevenbroich and Toging.
  • Norsk Hydro acquires VAW AG without the 50% share in VAW-IMCO.
  • INCO Recycling (with their facility in Swansea) acquires WAV-IMCO.
  • IMCO Recycling and Commonwealth Industries merge and later rename to the new company Aleris International, Inc.
  • Acquisition of plants in Eidsvag & Raudsand.
  • ALERIS builds a new plant in Stuttgart.
  • Aleris International sells its recycling business to Signature Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Signature Group is renamed REAL INDUSTRY, Inc.
  • Aleris Recycling is renamed REAL ALLOY.
  • REAL INDUSTRY, Inc. acquires Beck Aluminum Alloys, including three facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Executive Leadership

Terrance J. Hogan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Terrance J. Hogan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of REAL ALLOY. He was named President in 2015 when the Company was formed, following the sale of the global recycling and specification alloy business by Aleris, and he was named Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Prior to the formation of REAL ALLOY, Mr. Hogan was with Aleris from 2005 to 2015 in various management roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Recycling & Specification Alloys for North America. Before Aleris, Mr. Hogan spent over 15 years with Alumitech, Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the last 10 of those years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hogan was a CPA, worked in public accounting for EY, and was Treasurer and CFO for a privately held distribution company. Mr. Hogan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Aluminum Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Alfred University.

Russell Barr

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Before joining REAL ALLOY’s leadership team in 2015, Mr. Barr served as Vice President at Aleris Recycling Europe for two years. Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Barr was Vice President of Aleris Extrusions and also spent two years as their European Director of Non-Metals Purchasing. Previously, Mr. Barr was Managing Director and joint owner of the automotive supplier Triplex Components and held various positions at both De La Rue and the BMW/Rover Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University and an Engineering Management diploma from Warwick University’s School of Manufacturing. Mr. Barr serves on the Board of the UK Aluminum Federation (ALFED) and is currently the Chief Operating Officer.

Chris Garisek

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Mr. Garisek currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of REAL ALLOY. From September 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Garisek served as Director of Risk and FP&A and joined Aleris in 2008 as Senior Analyst of Financial Reporting. Mr. Garisek served in a number of positions before being named Director of Risk and FP&A at REAL ALLOY upon Aleris’s divestiture of its global Recycling and Specification Alloys business in February 2015. Prior to joining Aleris, Mr. Garisek worked at KPMG LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mercyhurst University.

Cathryn D. Griffin

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Ms. Griffin has served in her current role of Vice President, General Counsel since REAL ALLOY’s formation in February 2015. In addition, since August 2018, Ms. Griffin has managed the global Health, Safety & Environmental Department and the North American Human Resources Department. Ms. Griffin previously held responsibility for corporate Non-Metals Purchasing from February 2015 until August 2018. Prior to joining REAL ALLOY, Ms. Griffin worked for Aleris International, Inc., from 2005 through 2015. During that time, she initially served as Senior Corporate Counsel until being promoted to Vice President, Legal for the Recycling and Specification Alloys business and Non-Metals Procurement for North America. Before joining Aleris, Ms. Griffin was Vice President, Legal at KeyCorp, and an Associate at Thompson Hine. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a JD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Terrance J. Hogan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Russell Barr

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Chris Garisek

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Cathryn D. Griffin

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Additional Leadership

Gaylord W. Seemann

Vice President of Information Technology / CIO

Before the formation of REAL ALLOY, Mr. Seemann was Vice President of IT and Global Recycling for Aleris International, Inc. Mr. Seemann has also held executive-level IT positions at HDT Global Inc., Eaton Corporation, and General Electric. He holds a degree in Computer Systems and Production Management from the University of Toledo, an MBA degree from Ball State University, and an M.A.R. degree from Liberty University.

Jim Bopp

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Bopp has been with REAL ALLOY and its subsidiaries since 1992 and has held his current role, Director of Operations for the Specification Alloy business unit, since April 2019. Mr. Bopp has held various leadership positions within the company in areas including Production, Finance, Purchasing, and immediately prior to his current role, Sales (as Director, Sales for the Specification Alloy business). He holds a BS degree in Accounting and Management from Western Michigan University and is currently working toward his MBA degree.

Andy Jennings

Director of Health, Safety & Environmental

Mr. Jennings joined REAL ALLOY in 2015 and has 25 years of experience in Safety and Environmental management. Prior to REAL ALLOY, Mr. Jennings held various corporate and regional positions within the Metals, Printing, Specialty Chemical, Coating, and Petrochemical industries. He is a Certified Safety Professional and holds a BSc degree in Industrial and Environmental Health Management from Ferris State University.

Josh Stemen

Director of Sales & Supply Chain, Specification

Following the completion of his BS in Mechanical Engineering degree from Trine University, Mr. Stemen joined the company in 2006 at the Coldwater, MI, facility. Mr. Stemen held multiple leadership positions at the plant level, from Supply Chain Manager to Operations Manager, and then he relocated to the Cleveland area in August of 2011 to assume a Supply Chain role for the North American business unit. Mr. Stemen was promoted in 2019 to a director-level position and currently holds the position of Director, Sales, and Supply Chain, where he is responsible for the Sales, Purchasing, and Supply Chain activities for the Specification Alloy business.

Gaylord W. Seemann

Vice President of Information Technology / CIO

Jim Bopp

Vice President, Operations

Andy Jennings

Director of Health, Safety & Environmental

Josh Stemen

Director of Sales & Supply Chain, Specification

Chris Mazeika

Director of Sales

Mr. Mazeika joined Real Alloy in 2007 (under Wabash Alloys) and has had multiple leadership roles in both Supply Chain and Sales. Today he carries the role of Sales Director. Mr. Mazeika went to Miami University and has been in the aluminum business since 1993.

Ray Weaver

Director of Human Resources

Mr. Weaver joined REAL ALLOY in 2010 (under the previous owner, Aleris). Mr. Weaver took on his current role in January 2014 and has held various HR roles with Shiloh Industries and the Gerstenslager Company before joining the organization. He holds a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing from Ashland University.

Ronald (Chip) Catalucci

Director, Business Unit Controller

Mr. Catalucci has served in his current role as Director/BU Controller since January 2014 and joined REAL ALLOY in 1996 under a predecessor company, Alumitech, Inc. Prior to joining Alumitech, Mr. Catalucci held accounting roles with General Electric Lighting and Path Master, Inc. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Akron.

Sandra Oberhausen

Director of Commercial Administration

Ms. Oberhausen is the Director of Commercial Administration, where she leads the Commercial and Metals Purchasing Administration for North America. Ms. Oberhausen started her career in the Aluminum industry in 1989 as a Customer Service Representative at the IMCO Recycling Plant in Morgantown, KY. Ms. Oberhausen continued taking on roles of increasing responsibility as Customer Relations Manager for IMCO. She worked as a Functional Lead with IT on the development and testing of a custom-built ERP system for the IMCO Recycling business, as well as a later implementation of a custom Oracle ERP solution. After the merger of Commonwealth and IMCO with Aleris in 2004, Ms. Oberhausen moved into an expanded Commercial Service Manager role with the Specification Alloy and Specialty Products business. She holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University in Irving, TX.

Chris Mazeika

Director of Sales

Ray Weaver

Director of Human Resources

Ronald (Chip) Catalucci

Director, Business Unit Controller

Sandra Oberhausen

Director of Commercial Administration

Travis Carr

Director of Sales & Supply Chain, Recycling

Mr. Carr joined REAL ALLOY in 2008 (under the previous owner, Aleris) and was promoted into his current role in March 2019. Mr. Carr has held various leadership roles in Quality, Continuous Improvement, Operations, and Scrap Procurement. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA degree from Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Meghan Bell

Director, Corporate Controller

Ms. Bell joined REAL ALLOY in April 2015 and served as the Director of Internal Audit until August 2018, at which point she transitioned into her current role. Prior to joining REAL ALLOY, Ms. Bell worked for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. from 2009 through 2015, most recently serving as Director, Internal Audit. Before joining Cliffs, she was Senior Manager in Protiviti’s internal audit practice and an associate at Arthur Andersen LLP. She holds a BS degree from Miami University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

Brian Lawton

Director of IT Infrastructure & Security

Mr. Lawton joined the REAL ALLOY team in March of 2015, bringing over 30 years of IT operational, managerial, and security experience within the Financial, Retail, Insurance, and E-Commerce verticals. Mr. Lawton is responsible for the strategic direction of the REAL ALLOY IT Infrastructure and Security throughout North America. Mr. Lawton and his team manage and support core security, network, and hardware needs, as well as leveraging or establishing vendor relationships to address security monitoring, server management, hardware distribution and support, plant device replacement, and cell phone support and management. Prior to joining REAL ALLOY, Mr. Lawton was Vice President of Data Center Operations at Key Bank, Director of IT at OfficeMax, and Director of Infrastructure and Security at CBIZ Inc.

Daryl Coats

Director of IT Applications

Mr. Coats joined the REAL ALLOY team in July of 2021 as the Director of IT Applications, bringing over 20 years of IT application management, managerial, strategic and supply chain planning experience. Prior to joining REAL ALLOY, Mr. Coats was Sr. IT and Business Intelligence Manager at Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Sr. IT Manager supporting eCommerce and Supply Chains Operations at TTI Floorcare. Mr. Coats holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University and MBA with a focus in Finance from Cleveland State University. He has completed several leadership courses from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Travis Carr​

Director of Sales & Supply Chain, Recycling

Meghan Bell

Director, Corporate Controller

Brian Lawton

Director of IT Infrastructure & Security

Daryl Coats

Director of IT Applications