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About L. Gordon Iron & Metal CO.

Founded in 1917, L. Gordon Iron & Metal is dedicated to expanding customer services and building 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.

100 Year Anniversary

L. Gordon Iron & Metal Company of Statesville, North Carolina, has earned a distinction not only in the scrap industry, but is also recognized nationally as a 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.

Conserving Resources since 1917

Our company has a long and celebrated history of serving our community. Our timeline is just a snapshot of all the amazing achievements and milestones we’ve had over the years.

March 10, 1952 - Washington DC - Mayflower Hotel Institute of Scrap Iron & Steel Banquet (with Louis Gordon)


Harry Gordon born.


Louis Gordon born.


L. Gordon Iron & Metal founded.


Louis Gordon attended his first national trade association, Institute Scrap Iron & Steel, banquet in Washington DC.


First mechanical shear installed.


First hydraulic press installed.


Louis Gordon dies. His five sons, Melvin, Ellis, Saul, Alfred, and Kalman take over.


Aluminum furnace installed.


Shredder Installed.


Mass Mutual’s National Family Business of the Year award.

Commitment to our community

L. Gordon Iron & Metal has always valued the importance of community sustainability.

Recent Community involvement

Changing children's lives: David Barringer Memorial Golf Classic set for Oct. 26

Mar 15, 2023

The David Barringer Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont will be held Oct. 26 at the Statesville Country Club.

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