The Trinity Metals Timeline

Wade Conner paid his way through Indiana University with money earned running his own industrial scrap route in 1998.  After graduating from the Kelley School of Business with a degree in Accounting in 1992 Wade worked in Corporate Finance for Deloitte in Europe.  Wade returned to the recycling industry in 1997 as the US Controller for Dominion Metal & Refining based out of Montreal, Canada.  Between 1997 and 2001 Wade received his C.P.A. certificate in the State of New York and earned his M.B.A. at the State University of New York.  Wade left Dominion Metal and founded Normet, a Division of TVF, Inc on August 28th 2001 for the late Richard D. Hanzel.  Wade served as the Executive Vice President of TVF, Inc. until May 30, 2008 and founded Trinity Metals on June 3, 2008.

Lacking the financial resources necessary on his own to obtain the bank lines needed to grow Trinity Metals to where it is today Wade sold 51% of Trinity Metals in July of 2008 to Hari Agrawal, the founder and owner of C.N.A. Metals in Houston, Texas.  With this capital influx Wade assumed the role of both minority owner & C.E.O. and ran Trinity Metals independently as a stand alone Company for the next 14 years.

On August 28, 2008 Trinity Metals purchased the assets and trade style of Normet, a division of TVF, Inc from TVF, Inc.  All key staff at Normet joined Trinity Metals and the trade style was retired.

The true expansion of Trinity Metals began in earnest in April 2012 with the purchase and build out of the Company's HQ, warehouse and production facility at 6400 English Avenue.  This followed with the purchase of two other warehouses and production facilities in 2014 & 2018 respectively.

On November 1, 2017 Wade sold shares in Trinity Metals to Michael Dannenmaier and made him a capital partner in the business.  

On June 30, 2020 Wade bought the majority interest in Trinity Metals and related Real Estate Entities from Hari Agrawal.

In February 2021 Wade purchased and arranged the zoning on 43 acres on behalf of the Trinity ownership group for the expansion of Trinity Metals in the Shelbyville Industrial Park.

In April 2021 Trinity commissioned an integrated Steinert Automatic Sortation System in Indianapolis. 

In May 2021 Wade received his first US Patent for processing scrap metal with reduced environmental impact and granted Trinity Metals the exclusive production rights without charge.  

In September 2021 Wade was awarded the 2021 Indiana Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for his US Patent and accepted the award on behalf of Trinity.

In December 2021 the ownership group of Trinity Metals found the Trinity Metals Charitable Foundation.

On April 14, 2022 Wade signed a purchase agreement to purchase the remaining shares of Trinity Metals and all related Real Estate Entities from Hari Agrawal.

Trinity Metals is made up of the following Divisions:

  • Wholesale Non-Ferrous Metals Recycling Division
  • E-Scrap Recycling Division
  • Specialty Metal Processing Division
  • Commercial and Industrial Recycling Division 
  • ASR Processing Division