The Trinity Metals Timeline

Wade Conner paid his way through Indiana University with money earned running an industrial scrap route in 1998.  After graduating from the Kelley School of Business with a degree in Accounting in 1992 Wade worked for Deloitte & Touche 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.

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.

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 founded the Trinity Metals Charitable Foundation.

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