Rare Mettle

The Roots of Ace Iron and Metal


We’ve been a family owned and operated business since 1946. Our scrap metal recycling business was begun by Sam Lando in the 1920's. His son, Irving Lando, founded Ace Iron when he returned from his Army service at the end of World War II.

Robert and Fabio

Irving bought and sold scrap metals from the multitude of manufacturing facilities in the Kalamazoo area.

Today, Ace Iron and Metal is led by Irving's son Robert, who has more than 40 years of knowledge, experience and relationships in the metals industry.

Ace Iron's business has evolved to include powdered metals, precious metals, catalytic converters, and a multitude of other materials important to today's market. Clients include manufacturers in the automotive, medical instruments, and munitions industries as well as machinery and parts makers from around the world.

Rob is now assisted by his son Fabio who invites you to contact Ace Iron with materials to sell or to inquire about a metals purchase.