Ken Baird wants to know what’s in your basement, and garage, as well as your office and warehouse!
Having spent over 2 decades in the recycling industry, Ken and his family have taken things to a whole new level with the launch of TKC Metal Recycling Inc., in St. Catharines.
TKC is the newest recycling facility in Niagara, which buys and sells all types of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. Their wide range of services include scrap metal processing and transportation, electronic waste recycling, scrap vehicle depollution, demolition work, industrial and municipal waste recycling, and millwright services.
Ken feels it’s important to get the word out on how people can benefit financially and environmentally from the recycling process. “We are trying to educate people on many different aspects of recycling. They might have old cars, lawnmowers, computers or pots and pans sitting around gathering dust. Or they could bring them in for cash and do their part for the environment”.
A Family Oriented Business
The Baird family business takes it “TKC” name from Ken’s three children – Taylor (Operations Manager), Kelsey (metals trader), and daughter Cassandra who is currently studying at McMaster and helps out in the summer.
Right now, TKC Metal Recycling has a modest staff of 10 workers, including the Baird family, but they don’t plan to stay like that for very long. They are currently ramping up their hiring process to accommodate their growth and busy slate of projects.
Just last fall, for instance, TKC Metal Recycling began partnering with Starnino Environmental Recovery Inc. on the demolition of the former St. Catharines General Hospital property on Queenston St.
The Baird family are happy with the way Niagarans have welcomed their new venture into the community. Ken is just as pleased with TKC Metal Recycling’s continued growth.
“Things are going well, but we are not content to rest on our laurels. We’re committed to growing our business one customer at a time”.