Tri Coastal Trading is built on relationships, trust and financial strength.

Founded in 2011 as an independent, family scrap business, we have over 100 years of combined industry experience. Many of our long-standing relationships go back 25+ years, for that reason we pride ourselves on service and attention to our customers.

We have the experience to make sense of an ever-changing scrap market, whether it is handling an industrial account in Houston or booking a cargo of scrap all the way to Turkey. Tri Coastal Trading has the financial strength and expertise in logistics to make it all happen.

Over the years we have learned that no two customers are alike, and that their needs can be vastly different. Cookie-cutter approaches usually do not work in our industry. Our traders are trained to understand your specific requirements and to apply custom solutions to meet your individual needs.


Tri Coastal Trading has extensive knowledge of the vast network of scrap generators in the USA. We know what these generators produce, such as grades, quality and quantity of scrap. We know when they can deliver, and we know the best methods to get their scrap to the consumers.


Some transactions are for twenty tons, other for forty-five thousand tons. Tri Coastal Trading financial strength makes all these transactions possible by providing a cushion between buyers’ financial needs and suppliers’ financial requirements.


Tri Coastal Trading directly manages our own freight and logistics — The scrap business is all about logistics and TCT understands the freight markets whether it is by truck, rail, barge or even ocean-going vessel.


Our traders have an extensive knowledge of most scrap metal consumers in the USA, Mexico and other regions of the world. We deal directly with foundries and steel mills and know what these consumers need. In turn, we know where to find the quality scrap they require at the most competitive price.


We offer local Houston customers a total service solution.
Because we sell directly to mills and smelters, our prices are always competitive, allowing us to provide top value for their materials.