February 8, 2017
See the below that will be in ARA bi-monthly magazine.
Scrap Metal Report
This the first in a series of updates for ARA’s membership with information to help profitably grow our businesses. As an introduction, my name is Greg Brown. My wife and I own BENLEE a manufacturer of Roll off, Open Top and Crushed Car trailers and we own Raleigh and Goldsboro Metal Recycling, in NC. Most importantly, I have been a car guy since the 1970s in that I still own a 1966, 4 on the floor, Ford Mustang convertible. For the past two years we producing a free weekly four minute news video to our scrap yard and trailer customers that has charts and graphs, as well as gives the background as to what happened in the commodities markets in the previous week. Ricky Young our ex ARA President who we work with in NC, forwarded my name to ARA and here we are….a bi-monthly article with trends with commentary as to what is happening in the commodity markets to help your business. As for more immediate questions on markets, always feel free to call me on my cell at 734-740-9514 or email me at email@example.com. Lastly feel free to go to www.benlee.com and sign up for our Free weekly video, Scrap Metal and Commodities Recycling Report.
2016 in Review. What a year it was in commodities!
Scrap Steel/Oil: Prices about doubled in 2016. With the global economy getting better after the crash of 2008, prices heated up by 2014. Then the world changed on Thanksgiving Day, 2014. As we ate our turkeys, OPEC met to discuss how to gain market share, which was being hurt by the U.S. hitting new records in drilling. OPEC decided to flood the markets to lower prices which would get the U.S. to reduce drilling. It worked and prices fell from about $110/barrel to $37. Oil rigs fell from 1,609 to 316!
Crude oil | 1946-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News
This caused the massive loss of high wage jobs and reduced steel use in U.S. oil fields, which along with dumping of low priced steel in the U.S. by countries like China and S. Korea, caused steel prices to decline through 2015.
Chicago Shredded Auto Bodies in Gross Tons
Crude oil | 1946-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News
Three things happened 2016. First, the global economy has been slowly growing for years, which consumes more commodities putting upward pressure on prices. Second, the Obama administration put massive steel tariffs (import taxes) in place in 2016 that kept out foreign steel, raised U.S. production and allowed for major price increases on finished steel, that took scrap metal prices up with it. Third, OPEC and a group of non OPEC countries agreed to oil cut production, which led to higher prices and increases in U.S. drilling and production.
Aluminum: Higher energy prices for decades have meant that the automotive and trucking companies have worked hard to increase fuel mileage and light weight aluminum has been the winner here. The Ford F150, the highest volume car or truck sold in this country now has a complete aluminum exterior, so along with good aerospace and good heavy truck demand, aluminum consumption continues to rise. Along with the need to pass on high production costs, aluminum prices have been rising and this should continue. Related, get ready to command more for these F-150 trucks when they to a shredder! As I write Feb. 2017, shredders are getting about $12.00/Hundred ($270/GT) for steel and $56.00/Hundred for Zorba (mostly shredded aluminum); 4.7 times more!
Unlike steel and even aluminum, Platinum production and consumption can vary based on just a handful of major investors speculating and driving prices up or down. Overall though, for the past 10 years, it has reacted, not the same but similar to copper. With that said, there could be small increases in prices over 2017.
In the big picture, in most cases scrap prices are driven by demand and in most cases demand is driven by spending/consumption. The graph below, tells the story. There are more people working in this country, then ever before. The new administration wants to build upon the major increases in employment that we have seen since 2010. That makes the story simple. While not a big increase, one would expect scrap prices to continue to rise in 2017.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to call or write me and sign up for our free weekly Commodities News video at, www.benlee.com.
November 18, 2016
Roll off Trailers for Sale-In Stock
Roll off trailers are in stock at BENLEE. We are the #1 Manufacturer of roll off trailers in the U.S., so we sell trailers for California, Texas, Chicago, Atlanta, Florida and more! Our trailers are built with the safest designs possible and with the highest possible up-time. If you grease them as needed, the spare parts you ever need are almost slim and none, so we sell direct to save you money. You do not need distributor support, because there is almost no support needed! Just in case though our parts operation is open 6 days a week to get your calls and we have a 24/7 on line parts store to support you.
We have roll off trailers in stock that are 80,000 GVWR. We also have two box, two container trailers in stock as well as dead pups, roll off pup trailers in stock. Order today, we can ship today, or you can come pick them up today! We even have open top gondola, scrap hauler trailers in stock! We are a dealer, manufacturer, so there is no need to have that extra mark up from a dealer. Importantly even when you have questions or needs, why deal with a middle man-distributor, call us! We are the #1 seller, manufacturer in the U.S. which all work hard to copy our every move. Of course we can build you a custom trailer. Just call us!
BENLEE is located in Michigan, right near the Canadian border. 30383 Ecorse Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174. Call us at 734-722-8100.
September 25, 2016
Roll off Trailer Parts for Sale
BENLEE, Dragon, Galbreath, Galfab
Roll off trailer parts and roll off truck parts are in stock at BENLEE for same day shipment. We have every roll off trailer part, including hydraulic cylinders, cables, rollers, sheaves tarps, trap motors and more. We have parts for Galbreath, Galfab, Clement, Dragon and more!
Call us at 734-722-8100. We are at 30383 Ecorse Road, Romulus, MI, 48301.
BENLEE roll off trailers Galbreath
BENLEE roll off trailer parts-Galfab
BENLEE Roll off Trailer Parts, Clement
Roll off trailer Parts-BENLEE
June 6, 2016
Roll off Trucks, Dumps, Trailers
Tarp systems by all manufactures can be bought from BENLEE. We stock, Roll Rite, O’Brien, Aero, Donovan, Mountain Tarp and more. If you need tarp parts, tarp motors and more, call us. We ship same day to all parts of the U.S. This means, Texas, California, NY, NC, Louisiana, Ohio and more. If you need tarp systems or tarping parts, call us at 734-722-8100
If you have a roll off truck, roll off trailer, dump truck, or side dump, call us!
Tarp Systems-Roll Rite, Donovan and More!
Tarp Systems Pioneer-Texas, Ohio and more for Roll off Trailers & Trucks-BENLEE
Roll Rite Tarp Systems-Texas, Ohio, PA, for Roll off Trailers and Trucks-BENLEE
February 13, 2016
Dump Trailers & Trucks
Roll off Trucks & Trailers
Tarp system are in stock at BENLEE for your dump trailer, roll off truck, roll off trailer and End dump. We have tarps and tarp parts in stock for your every need, for same day shipment to you. This means we have Roll Rite, Pioneer, O’Brian and more in stock. Tarp motors such as the Roll Rite 10120 are in stock for same day pick up pr shipment. Tarp system parts are our specialty. If you need a complete, roll off truck tarp system, call us. We even install!
Tarp arm, cylinders, switches, etc are all ready to ship today!
Call us at 734-722-8100
Roll Rite 10120-BENLEE
76760 Roll Rite-BENLEE
46480 Roll Rite-BENLEE
January 10, 2016
Tarp Systems Dealer for Dumps, Trucks, Roll offs BENLEE
BENLEE is a Dealer for all major Tarp System companies in the U.S. including
When is comes to Tarp Systems for dump trucks or Tarp Systems for dump trailers call us for parts and installation. We have tarp system parts for same day shipment and same day pick up. This includes Roll Rite Tarp Systems, Pioneer Tarp Systems and more. We have Mountain Tarp replacement Parts, Tarps for every application. So if you need an electric tarps for dump trucks call us. If you need a roll rite tarp motor 10120 call us.
We have a great stock of electric tarp motors, rack and pinion tarp systems for roll off trucks and Dumps. We have Donovan tarp systems in stock. We do Pioneer tarp installations. We install roll off truck tarps, we have dump trailer tarp systems.
Tarp systems for roll off trucks can even be purchased 24/7 from www.benlee.com from our online parts store, so even automatic truck tarps and tarp systems for end dumps. If you need Roll Rite Parts, or if you are looking for Pioneer Coverall Dealers call us. at 734-722-8100 for roll off truck tarp systems. We have the electric tarp motor in stock you need. Tarp system parts are ready to go and can be purchased on line at www.benlee.com.
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Tarp Systems for Roll off Trucks, Trailers, Dumps