L. Gordon Iron and Metal Co. of Statesville, North Carolina, has earned a distinction not only in the scrap industry, but is also recognized nationally as model family business. In 1999, L. Gordon Iron & Metal was recognized by the Duke University Family Business Forum for North Carolina and awarded Mass Mutual’s National Family Business of the Year award. The award is given based on business success, multiple generational involvement, contribution to the community, innovative business practices, and stewardship for the environment.
Founded in 1917, L. Gordon Iron & Metal is dedicated to loyal and expanding customer services and lasting relationships. Today, the company remains focused, as members of such organizations as The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and The Recycling Association of North Carolina, on the positive impacts on the environment, economy, and global trade while realizing the need for community involvement and a shared environmental responsibility.
"L. Gordon Iron and Metal is the best. There is no better in honesty, integerty and pricing. I consider the Gordons my best friend in the scrap industry and a partner in my business."