CMS, LLC was founded on February, 1998. We began accepting electronics recycling (E waste) in an effort to answer the growing necessity for an outlet by which to dispose of outdated technologies. In 2001, we purchased our first building and began recycling both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. In the subsequent year, we purchased our first roll-off truck and began the recycling of scrap steel. The recycling operation was renamed Commodity Management Services (CMS).
Shortly thereafter, we began purchasing catalytic converters and selling them to processing facilities. In 2003, we started de-canning and processing our own catalytic converters, becoming the only catalytic converter de-canner in the state of Arizona. Then in January, 2004, we ventured into a new area of recycling - automotive cores. A new division was formed that would be named Phoenix Automotive Cores. Phoenix Automotive Cores’ mission was to educate and empower those in the automotive cores industry. Through knowledge and experience, Phoenix Automotive Cores has changed the way automotive cores are bought, handled and sold.
The successes of CMS and Phoenix Automotive Cores prompted the need for a more structured organization, thus Recycling Solutions, LLC was formed. In September of 2009, Recycling Solutions was recognized by the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Committee as the 37th largest privately-held firm in Arizona, and ranked as the 4th fastest-growing, privately-held firm in the state. Later that same month, Recycling Solutions was renamed Phoenix Group Metals in an effort to better represent all of the growing areas of operations. Later in November, 2009, our CEO, Jay Robie was named Chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association’s (APRA) Core Suppliers Advisor Council.
In September of 2011, Phoenix Group Metals was recognized for a second time by the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Committee as the 30th largest privately-held firm in Arizona, and ranked as the 3rd fastest-growing, privately-held firm in the state.
What began as an idea to help the environment through the recycling of scrap metals became a catalyst by which automotive recyclers can become educated and empowered. Through our willingness to share our knowledge, practices and experience with others in the industry, Phoenix Group Metals has become a success, and forever changed the face of recycling by continually championing education, integrity, partnerships and innovation.
- Today, the Phoenix Group Metals family of companies has grown to employ a staff of more than 150 and enjoys a market as far-reaching as Europe and South America, and provides the following services:
- Recycles ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Recycles plastics, paper products and batteries
- Processes catalytic converters
- Purchases more than 45,000 automotive cores each month
- Stocks more than 500,000 automotive parts at any given time
- Supplies automotive parts remanufacturers on a global level