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Meet Mallin Companies

The Mallin Companies team is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality product and service. With 130 years of combined experience in metal recycling and 112 years of combined experience in wire processing, we take pride in our reputation.

About Larry Mallin
Larry Mallin


Larry Mallin is a pioneer in the wire chopping industry. He has been with Mallin Companies since 1952 and has served as CEO since 1992.

About Jeffrey Mallin
Jeffrey Mallin


As President, Jeffrey Mallin is responsible for administration, purchasing, sales, operational efficiencies and creating new opportunities for growth and profitability.

Zach Mallin
Zach Mallin


As Vice President Zach Mallin is responsible for leveraging relationships, sales growth, metals marketing, and continuous process improvement.

About Jordan Bishop
Jordan Bishop


Jordan joined Mallin Companies in 2021 after serving our country in the military, developing leadership disciplines and is responsible for leading our team while overseeing all operations of the company including shredding, wire processing, ferrous and nonferrous processing, purchasing, and personnel.

About Sam Cliver
Sam Cliver


Sam joined Mallin Companies in 2019 bringing years of manufacturing experience to our company and oversees all the wire chopping operations.

About Scott Henderson
Scott Henderson


Scott joined Mallin Companies in 2018 bringing decades of leadership and production experience and is responsible for all yard operations, including shredding, sorting, dispatching, shipping, and receiving.

About Sharon Hall
Sharon Hall


Sharon Hall joined Mallin Companies in 2012 and has incorporated her accounting and customer service expertise to facilitate daily administrative operations, including accounting, logistics, and personnel.

About Crystal Wolfe
Crystal Wolfe


Crystal Wolfe joined Mallin Companies in 2022 and is responsible for support of all administrative duties throughout the company.

About Dan Schmidt
Dan Schmidt

Operations Manager

Dan Schmidt joined Mallin Companies in 2008 and is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company including shredding, wire processing, ferrous and non-ferrous operational segments.

Our Story

Leaders in the recycling industry for over 94 years.

Mallin Companies, located in Kansas City, Mo., is a family-owned recycling company buying and processing all types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. Our specialization is recycling copper and aluminum wire and cable, such as insulated copper and aluminum wire, ACSR, and URD cables.

At Mallin Companies, we are committed to delivering quality product and outstanding customer service, while building meaningful partnerships with customers and the community. Continuous research and technological upgrades allow our recycling processes to stay on the forefront of innovation. We’ve built our reputation on it.

About Larry Mallin
Larry Mallin

Chief Executive Offices

Pioneer in the wire chopping industry
Larry Mallin is a pioneer in the wire chopping industry. He has been with Mallin Companies since 1952 and has served as CEO since 1992.
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Mallin Companies Facts

Total purity percentage of aluminum choppings
Years of combined experience in metal recycling
Years of combined experience in wire processing
Million feet of wire recycled on a yearly basis
About Maillin company


Harry Mallin grew up searching the Missouri countryside for scrap in a horse drawn covered wagon. He went on to be the founder of Mallin Junk Company in 1928. Handling everything from bones and bottles to metals and rags, Harry coined the slogan, “We are not undertakers, but we deal in remains.” In 1946, Harry’s younger brother, Joe Mallin returned home from serving in the armed forces during WWII and joined his brother in business, establishing Mallin Brothers Company, Inc.

In 1953, Harry’s son, Larry Mallin became the second generation to contribute to the family business. Twelve years after joining Mallin Brothers, Larry pursued the idea of the then “new and unpopular” wire chopping industry. At the time, burning insulation off the wire was the only way to recycle and recover the metal. Making the process easier and enhancing the value of wire, Mallin Brothers became one of the first wire chopping facilities in the nation.

Larry’s son, Jeffrey Mallin, joined Mallin Brothers in 1981 becoming the third generation to enter the family business. Jeffrey has worked alongside his father to streamline operations and efficiencies, create new opportunities for growth and profitability by diversifying its customer base, increase industrial accounts, creating a recycling consultation program, and creative marketing.

Jeff’s son, Zach Mallin proudly became the 4th generation of owners in the company when he started his career with the company in 2014. Zach applied his formal education in business and finance as well as his years of experience growing up in the business to advance and increase the company’s production and refining capabilities and is responsible for purchasing scrap and marketing the company’s finished products. Zach has taken an active role in ISRI, the national trade association for recyclers, serving in many leadership positions, including President of the Mid-America Chapter.

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Industry Affiliates

ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence


The Circle of Safety Excellence, an ISRI initiative, is a group of like-minded companies committed to improving worker safety in the recycling industry through the sharing of safety data and best practice.


Regulated Industries of Kansas City


The Regulated Industries of Kansas City oversees the compliance for a number of ‘nuisance’ businesses through the enforcement of various City ordinances and partnerships with county, state and federal officials.


Bridging the Gap


Named "Kansas City's local environmental organization”, Bridging the Gap works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by providing environmental education and volunteer action.


Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM)


AIM represents the interests of Missouri employers before the General Assembly, state agencies, the courts and the public.


Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce


Representing more than 2,250 companies and 300,000 employees across the Kansas City region, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to help businesses grow and Kansas City prosper.


Institute of Supply Management (ISM)


ISM aims to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide.


Wire Association International, Inc (WAI)


WAI Inc., a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals, promotes, collects and disseminates technical manufacturing and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry.


Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)


ISRI, Inc. is the trade association of the scrap processing and recycling industry that aims to bring about a greater awareness of the industry’s role in conserving the future.