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Scrap Magazine’s Mark Lewon Profile
In an industry that’s forever changing, Mark Lewon has been remarkably consistent in his devotion to his family’s scrap company, Utah Metal Works, and to the scrap recycling industry.
Euler Homes Case Study
Utah Metal Works was familiar with the basic benefits of credit insurance and evaluated several carriers before choosing Euler Hermes. The value of their Euler Hermes policy became immediately apparent – the cost of the premium was far less than the cost of its previous bad debt write-downs; additionally, the fact that the policy was a tax-deductible business expense provided added savings. The company also found value in leveraging Euler Hermes as an extension of its credit department and as a risk management partner.
Speaking on Business
Utah Metal Works lives UNITEDCheck out the article from the United Way of Salt Lake here
Zions bank radio spot: Speaking on Business
October 24th - Air Times
SL 1160 AM (7:25am, 11:47am, 5:25pm)
Wasatch Front - KSL 102.7 FM (7:25am, 11:47am, 5:25pm)
Logan - KVNU 610 AM (7:43am, 5:28pm)
Manti - KMTI 650 AM (8:15am and 5:25pm)
Moab - KCYN 97.1 FM (7:40am, 5:20pm)
Monticello - KAAJ 103.9 FM (7:50am, 5:10pm)
Richfield - KSVC 980 AM (8:20am, 5:22pm)
Price - KOAL 750 AM (7:30am, 5:18pm)
St. George - KDXU 890 AM (7:25am, 5:25pm)
Vernal - KVEL 920 AM (7:45am, 5:15pm)
Featured in Van Cott Magazine, Issue 1, 2012
Founded by Hymie Goldman in the late 1920s, Utah Metal Works originally had more to do with the manufacturing of electrotype and linotype printing alloys than it did with scrap metal. After Goldman passed away in 1955, Utah Metal Works was purchased by Harry Lewon and his two brothers Rubin and Louis. The Lewon brothers folded the printing plate business and redirected all of the company's resources to the scrap end of the business. Today, the business is run by Harry's son Don and Don's sons Mark and Chris who are committed to maintaining the company's long-standing tradition of excellence, integrity, and fairness.
Since its inception as a trusted metal recycling company 55 years ago, Utah Metal Works holds fast to a strong code of ethics to set the highest standards of integrity in the business.
In order to protect Utah Metal Works customers as well as the community at large, Utah Metal Works:
- Deters and prevents theft by working closely with police to nab suspects who attempt to fence stolen scrap metals for material gain.
- Requires the showing and recording of state or federally issued I.D. for all transactions (with the exception of aluminum can recycling).
- Videotapes every transaction: All Utah Metal Works premises are under 24-hour surveillance.
- Digitally captures all signatures (as of June, 2010).
- Uses state-certified scales for the customers' protection and peace of mind.
- Treats all employees with dignity and respect as part of the Utah Metal Works family.
Employees and customers are first and foremost at Utah Metal Works. As part of its mission, the company strives to provide the best possible safety, service, and benefits to employees and customers because it takes teamwork, attitude, communication, and dedication to achieve the satisfaction and success of a winner. To remain competitively strong and achieve growth and stability in the metal recycling industry, Utah Metal Works maintains a team atmosphere and management is always open to new ideas from employees. The company implements long-standing traditions combined with innovative ideas to produce the best results fro employees, customers and the community.