Find out About Us

With almost a decade of teaching experience and a masters degree in Education, Todd Fingerman was drawn to the world of scrap metal.  After six years learning the business as a copper buyer for his father-in-law, and a few more years in the industry, he found himself at the helm of Action Metals Recycling.

Action Metals has been family-owned and incorporated with the State of Illinois since 2013.  In 2005 Todd left teaching and joined the metal recycling business.  8 years later, he and his wife started this business in their 2-car garage. As they outgrew their space, they expanded into their neighbors’ garages and multiple storage facilities.

Then in August of 2014, Action Metals moved to its current 20,000 square foot home on Frontage Road in Des Plaines. With a great location and years of experience in scrap metal, Action Metals opened its doors 4 weeks later where it continues to build a loyal following and stellar reputation.

Our philosophy

Above all we want people to leave here feeling they’ve been treated well.  We picked the very best practices we’ve seen over the years, and incorporated them into our operation.  We pride ourselves on our accurate scales, clean and organized yard, helpful service and excellent prices to all our customers. We hold safety in high regard for both our customers and our staff. By being dedicated to what we do, our customers return to us for a smooth, hassle-free experience and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ve been treated fairly.