Pac Iron was founded in Seattle in 1917 by Jules Glant, a pioneer in recycling in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to metal, Pac Iron once dealt in waste paper, rubber, and rags. From our humble beginnings collecting scrap materials in a horse-drawn wagon to our current existence in a SODO warehouse not far from where Jules started, Pac Iron has consistently been synonymous with integrity. Today, Pac Iron operates one of the largest and most respected non-ferrous scrap processing plants in the Pacific Northwest.
The Glant family (now represented by a fourth generation) have always been leaders in the scrap metal recycling industry. Holding numerous positions in the scrap industry’s trade organization (ISRI) has allowed us to be a voice for our customers and our community.
We share our family tradition in scrap recycling with a number of our employees having employed multiple generations from the Hakim, Hernandez and Silva families.