Putting customers first for over 75 years

Sabin started as a one-man scrap metal operation in New York City. As we continue to expand in the U.S. and worldwide, we stay true to the values that guided us here. We maintain a scale and structure that allows us to respond quickly and adapt effectively, so we can continue to put our customers’ needs first. We believe our employees are our most valuable asset and we invest in their growth and development. And we operate with the highest levels of integrity, serving as strong advocates for the environment every step of the way.

Sabin
History

Early 1900s

Seratoff and Sons

Abraham Seratoff emigrated from Russia to New York’s lower east side where he started a scrap metal business called Seratoff and Sons. He salvaged anything from tires to doorknobs.

1945

Incorporated Sabin Metal

Abraham’s son Samuel and his business partner Ben combined their names to form Saben Metal. With the name Saben already taken, they incorporated as Sabin Metal. The business took off, inspiring Samuel to change the family name to Sabin.

1957

Introduction into Precious Metals

The U.S. Department of Defense hired Sabin Metal to recover the precious metals in their silver zinc batteries. Sabin soon became the DoD’s largest recycler of precious metals.

1969

Expansion into Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)

Samuel’s son Andy made a name for himself by orchestrating the company’s first PGM deal. That client is still a loyal Sabin Metal customer to this day.

1975

Opening of Main Plant Scottsville Facility

Sabin Metal purchased a former gypsum mining facility and repurposed it to process scrap precious metal-bearing materials.

1980

Leading Electronic Scrap Recycling

Andrew Sabin assumes the president’s role after the passing of his father Samuel. By this time, Sabin Metal has become one of the world’s largest recyclers of precious metals from electronic scrap material.

1995

A New Vision

Electronics manufacturers began swapping precious metals for base metals and offshoring production. Andrew Sabin and his management team had the foresight to diversify and develop the technology to process industrial catalysts.

1998

Opening the McAlpine Mill. Closing the loop

Sabin purchased the Canadian mill site to handle secondary processing of slag. Our goal was to fully close the precious metals loop and recover every possible ounce of metal.

2001

Firing up the strategy with the Williston Plant

With the change in business strategy towards industrial catalysts, Sabin Metal acquired a base metal catalyst facility and adapted their electric arc furnace technology to process precious metal bearing catalysts.

2008

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

To help make a lasting difference in society, Chairman of the board Andrew Sabin and his family started the foundation to focus on environmental, human health, and local community causes.

2015

Four Generations of Sabins

Jonathan Sabin became president of Sabin Metal, adding another generation of Sabin leadership to the company. This announcement aligned with the 70th Anniversary of the company’s founding.

2020 and beyond

Adapting to new industry needs

In the face of new industry challenges and opportunities, Sabin expanded the kilning capacity in our Sabin Metal West plant and increased the refining capacity of our Main Plant.

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Our Vision

To be the world leader in innovative and responsible precious metals recovery and refining, measured by customer satisfaction and market share.

02

Our Mission

Extract the maximum possible value from industrial byproducts and waste through efficient and sustainable practices—returning precious metals back to society to help meet the demand for these important resources.

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Our Values

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Customer Commitment

Exceeding our customers’ expectations through:
  • Operational quality
  • Innovation
  • Quick turnaround times
  • Continuously optimized plant processes

Employee Development

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Developing excellence in our employees through:
  • Training
  • Team building
  • Safety education
  • Growth opportunities
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Operational Integrity

Conducting global business and managing daily operations with:
  • The highest ethical and business standards
  • Cultural awareness & mutual respect
  • Active participation in the community
  • Robust AML/CFT procedures and policies
  • Responsible, conflict-free sourcing
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Environmental Responsibility

Demonstrating leadership in environmental advocacy by:
  • Helping customers dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste safely and responsibly
  • Adapting to changing environmental regulations to remain at the forefront of environmentally-sound corporate and industrial practices
  • Empowering future generations of environmentally-conscious advocates through the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Know what matters

Learn more about precious metal refining and how to get the highest possible return.

Free in-plant evaluation

Our experts will identify ways to maximize precious metal recovery in your operations.

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