Arvee was formed in the early 1980’s, in response to a convergence of events that dramatically and permanently altered the landscape of available marketing options, for both the sellers and purchasers of materials for recycling (which include scrap iron, steel, metal infrastructure, paper, cardboard, non-ferrous metals, strategic metals, plastics, and a host of others). To ease communication, we typically lump all such items under the general description of disposable assets, representing the by-products, feedstock and other reusable items associated with manufacturing and other related processes.

The arrival of the Information Age, Globalization, Productivity Changes, Down- Sizing and Consolidation presented an unprecedented level of challenges and opportunities for industry. Even the smallest manufacturing operation now navigates in a sea of global competition for materials, customers, service providers, access to capital, etc., right along side the multi-nationals with all their resources.

As recycling companies and consumers of reusable materials consolidated and reorganized, they grew in strength and influence. It became obvious that buyers and sellers would require special tools to deal at the same level as these emerging goliaths. So, Arvee was basically formed as a private trading company, exclusively dedicated to serve industrial clients, in their efforts to continuously procure or sell disposable assets in the most cost effective method possible.

Our people form an exchange of highly qualified recycling professionals with a combined hundreds of years experience in trading, logistics, financial & relationship management and administrative expertise. Our mission is to provide industry a committed support system not available anywhere else, while exploiting the diverse range of recycling tools and options obtainable in our “worldwide web” workplace.

Available resources include everything from taking advantage of Arvee’s confidential, sometimes exclusive, but always competitive, dependable & credit- secured trading network of buyers and sellers, to implementing a complete recycling management package.

Customers choose from a menu of services that suit their individual purposes and needs, which are priced accordingly. Many clients, however, prefer a cradle to grave program that includes trading management, followed by customized logistics handling from the “factory floor to consumption,” straight through to concluding financial transactions related to product movement, and ending with tailored audit trails and performance/reporting mechanisms.

No matter how large or small an operation, you may be pleasantly surprised at the difference having someone advocating on your behalf can really make, even if you’ve been managing the firm’s disposable assets for a long time. Sometimes that better mouse trap actually gets built!

If your goal is to maximize returns on the purchase or sale of disposable assets, and you’re looking for someone who makes their income by ensuring that you enjoy a constantly productive and successful result, please discuss your requirements with an Arvee representative.

The Process

This section provides an overview of the process to determine what level of service might best address your particular circumstances. It is structured by presenting the kinds of questions or details Arvee will pose to a customer, as part of a needs assessment.


  • What are the immediate and long term priorities facing the company executives and staff responsible for disposable asset management?
  • Are your internal systems geared to handle the special challenges of effective commodities management, in addition to your core business activities?
  • Should you adopt similar practices that other consumers or generators in your area or elsewhere are utilizing, to improve materials management?
  • How do your prices compare to companies with whom you compete and with other businesses involved with similar grades?
  • Can you restructure or expand your continuous improvement process in this area, to achieve better economic results and eliminate practices which are impeding progress?


  • Is the method currently employed to handle internal material flow, the most cost effective way to do it?
  • Where could the placement of different equipment or the reconfiguration of existing staging areas make a difference?
  • Would the addition of a near-site or off-site, consolidation or processing capability (within the confines of labor agreements) improve internal costs?
  • How might an upgrade in computer applications for inventory management enhance productivity or eliminate hidden expense?
  • Are you utilizing the most efficient transportation options to and from your facilities?
  • Does the current transportation mix expose the company to unintended or unrecognized liability exposure?
  • Do we routinely train and re-train our employees to make the continuous improvement process in materials management, second nature?


  • How can working through a trading house, with the sole focus of representing your company’s interests in the marketplace, make a meaningful difference?
  • Does the company’s current handler or your own staff have access to a diversified group of generators, end-users, commodities firms, private traders and trading concerns, brokers and dealers, consistently competing for your business?
  • Do you know if a trading partner is acting in your best interest or their own, and how to measure that?
  • Are you proactive in taking advantage of the positive aspects or mitigating the negative ramifications of swings in market prices?
  • Does your current structure encourage and attract a fresh influx of new vendors or buyers, and are you receptive to their ideas and adaptive enough to implement new approaches of benefit to your business?
  • Is someone advocating on your behalf to continually improve product quality and effectively deal with problem lots?
  • Are you managing your relationship with the trade correctly and what steps can be taken to bring added value to the table?


  • Do you have access to resources that ease the burden and cost of financial transactions related to product shipments or receipts?
  • Is the continuous improvement process being applied to the management of your entire economic relationship with trading partners?
  • Are you satisfied with the audit trails currently in place and do they track all activity on a real time basis?
  • Do your management reporting mechanisms provide all of the information you need or want, and are they correctly measuring your market performance?

In conclusion, reviewing these issues, and more, can help us jointly formulate a strategy that will consistently yield better results in managing the purchase or sale of your materials, tailored to address your unique business requirements.


The purpose of this page is to provide you with a synopsis of the range of services Arvee makes available to clients. More precise information is available through one of our representatives.

Arvee can or will provide:

  • The dedication that can only come from a company founded with the specific mission of providing independent trading representation and unique support services to industrial concerns. We focus on the successful management of client, disposable asset requirements, so that our customers can focus on their core business.
  • An account executive assigned to your company, with an average of fifteen years experience.
  • The combined marketing talents of a network of independent, seasoned recycling professionals, with domestic and international expertise.
  • We are proactive advocates for our customer’s business, constantly pursuing client interests with the trade.
  • The broad reach provided by Arvee’s trading data base, which exploits a wide variety of discreet, reliable and creditworthy, trading partners for client materials.
  • Support from Arvee’s computer resources, which are specifically designed to handle the unique business requirements of materials trading and related transaction management.
  • Conduct of all trading activities, including facilitating offers, negotiation of pricing and terms, issuance and oversight of confirming documentation, information exchange, product quality control, trade dispute resolution and any other related matters.
  • Joint pursuit of a long term transportation strategy and mode configuration that maximizes market reach, timely service and cost effectiveness.
  • Logistics and transportation support via Arvee provided or controlled conveyance. The proper equipment to meet facility requirements is made available and scheduled, based upon the service needs of each area or location.
  • Supervise all aspects of material shipments, including schedule adherence, product quality compliance and disposition of off-spec lots.
  • Complete management of financial transactions related to trades, including collection, payment and transfer of proceeds, arranging authorized third party or subcontractor payments, resolution of payment or receipts discrepancies, required reporting to regulatory bodies and timely interface with client accounting.
  • Joint creation of all necessary audit trails covering product and individual shipment movement.
  • Development of meaningful management reports, customized to each client’s unique requirements.
  • Education and training resources designed to help plant staff pursue a continuous improvement process for the disposable asset area.
  • Routine Arvee visits to facilities and regular interface with administration, operations and executive staff. The goal is to invest everyone’s valuable time staying ahead of issues coming downstream, rather than reacting to problems after they occur.

Arvee complies with all plant environmental, safety and security procedures and we adhere to ISO/QS protocols.

Please move on to “Contact Us” to flesh out more details, or to start a discussion about how to effectively use our resources and commodity management experience, to facilitate your objectives.