Last updated on November 19th, 2019 at 01:22 pm

Purchasing & Receiving

Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. is a joint owner of Logan Aluminum Inc. and purchases metal / scrap that is shipped to Logan for processing. These specifications apply to Logan shipments. If metal or scrap is shipped to another entity for processing, specific instructions will be provided.

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General Requirements

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Purchasing Order Contingency

Each purchase order or contract is contingent upon the supplier’s acceptance of these terms. Supplier acknowledges that delivery of any material to TAA / Logan shall be deemed acceptance of these terms, and agrees that any terms and conditions contained in a proposal, quotation, acknowledgement, acceptance, invoice, or other document of supplier which are different from or in addition to these terms and conditions shall not constitute a part of the purchase order and are hereby expressly rejected, and that no employee of TAA nor Logan is authorized to or may, waive nor modify these rights.
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Supporting Documentation

Shipping documentation must accompany each load. The documentation must be either provided by the driver or affixed to the shipping container. The documentation must be accurate and clearly state the following:

• Purchase order number
• Appointment Number
• Bill of Lading number
• Material Classification
• Material Source (yard)
• Items Shipped
• Piece Count of each material type
• Gross, tare weights of each material type

Incorrect/missing information on the shipment documentation may result in either a delay in unloading or in a rejection of the receipt of the material.

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Insurance

Each vendor selling scrap or metal to TAA / Logan shall have and maintain adequate minimum insurance coverage including but not limited to, general and product liability insurance coverage, protective of both TAA / Logan and supplier from any and all claims and liabilities for property damage, personal injury, death, and economic damage, that arise from the material and associated activities, hereunder, endorsed as required, at all times while conducting business with TAA / Logan.
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Material Safety Data Sheet

Per the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200, the supplier, vendor, or importer must provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the metal or scrap sold to TAA.

Delivery Guidelines

Load Receiving

 

Receiving Hours

Receiving hours will be designated by Logan personnel. Receiving hours will vary depending upon material type of the load. The number of split loads per day will be controlled by receiving appointments. Receiving hours are located on the Logan Inbound Appointment System. Prior approval must be granted to the supplier before access to the system is allowed.

Scheduling Delivery

All loads must be scheduled for delivery. Any material arriving without having scheduled an appointment may not be unloaded (at Logan’s sole determination) and Logan will not be responsible for any resulting charges. In the event an appointment is missed, the load must be rescheduled for a new appointment time or if time permits the material may be unloaded on a standby basis.

Any load arriving greater than 120 minutes late for the scheduled appointment time may be subject to not being unloaded at Logan discretion and the load having to be rescheduled for the next available time.

Shipments may be scheduled by accessing the Logan Inbound Appointment System by approved personnel. The shipment information including; purchase order numbers, material type shipped (NO MORE THAN THREE (3) MATERIAL TYPES PER LOAD), piece count and weights for each material type, material source (yard), package description, seal number, ship weights (gross, tare and net). Bill of lading number and carrier are optional when scheduling the appointment, but are required for delivery. It will be required to edit the initial appointment with updated more accurate information concerning the shipment before arrival at Logan Aluminum.

Split Loads

Documentation must support the material on the truck. The recommendation for loading split loads is to load the material type with the greatest quantity first. Then load the material type with the second greatest quantity next. Then the remainder of the material can be loaded.

Material Weights

All loads will be weighed on certified truck scales prior to and after unloading. If there is a deviation >1% between shipped gross weight to received gross weight, a tally weight may be performed by receiving personnel.  Tally weights shall govern in cases outside of 1%. The material for the load will be held electronically until the discrepancy of weights is settled. The vendor will be notified as soon as possible and will have options of how to settle the discrepancy.

  • Option 1 - The vendor can accept the weights provided by Logan receiving with verifying documentation
  • Option 2 - The vendor can request a tally weight. Once a tally weight is requested, the results then become the final received weight and the material is released for consumption.
  • Option 3 - The vendor can request the return of the material if not agreeing to the weight difference. The cost of extra handling will be back charged to the vendor.

The vendor has 48 hours, after the time of receipt, to respond. Lack of a response within this time-frame will result in the automatic acceptance of the Logan received weight.

If the received weight is greater than the reported ship weight, Logan Aluminum reserves the right to enter the load using Logan received weight without completing a tally of the load.

Scrap Types

The scrap types listed below are based on Logan's current policy. Accepted and/or Non-Accepted scrap types are subject to change at any time and must be pre-approved/contracted with the owners before delivery.

Accepted Scrap Types

Class 1

Consists of clean, undecorated cans or cups, skeleton, slitter or trim scrap that is compacted or briquetted. 3xxx alloys only.  Scrap containing excess of 1% residual lubricant is unacceptable.  Cannot be lacquered, painted, coated or contaminated with gaskets and or sealant. Head/Tail and coils are not considered Class 1.

This material is received at Recycle and DC4

Class 2

Clean painted or bare skeleton scrap of 5xxx alloy. Must be pre-approved/contracted with the owners

This material is received at Recycle and DC4

Class 3

Consists of spoiled, clean and decorated cans free of residual lubrication and 5182 lids.  Must be 3004 or 3104 alloys only. This material can be baled or briquettes.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

Litho

Consists of 1000 and/or 3000 series alloys and free of paper, plastic, excessive ink and other contamination.

This material is accepted at Recycle.

UBC-D

Consists of beverage cans.  Free of other scrap metals, foil, tin cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass and other non-metallic items.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

UBC-M

Consists of beverage cans.  Free of other scrap metals, foil, tin cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass and other non-metallic items.  Have a lower recovery.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

UBC-MRF

Consists of beverage cans from municipal waste facilities.  Free of other scrap metals, foil, tin cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass and other non-metallic items. All MRF loads must be pre-approved/contracted with the owners.

This material is accepted at DC4.

UBC-I

Consists of imported beverage cans.  Free of other scrap metals, foil, tin cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass, sand and other non-metallic items.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

UBC-DEPOSIT

Consists of beverage cans from deposit states and Canadian provinces.  Free of other scrap metals, foil, tin cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass and other non-metallic items.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

Old Painted Siding (OPS)

Old aluminum siding. Material must be able to be shredded free of excess dirt and other contamination.  Free of any crimped tubing, compacted coils/folded material, and material exceeding 3/16" thickness.

This material is accepted at Recycle and DC4.

 

Non-accepted Scrap types

MLC

Consists of new, clean, uncoated and unpainted low copper aluminum scrap of two or more alloys with a minimum thickness of 0.015 inches and to be free of 2000 and 7000 series, hair wire, wire screen, punchings less ½ inch diameter, dirt and other non-metallic items.  Grease and oil not to exceed total more than 1%

SEGS

Consist of new, clean, uncoated and unpainted aluminum scrap of 1 specified alloy with a minimum thickness of 0.015 in and to be free of hair wire, wire screen, dirt and other non-metallic items.  Grease and oil not to total more than 1%.

Coils

Coils under 5,000 lbs are acceptable for processing at Recycle Center only.

For more information on ISRI scrap types please see: ISRI Scrap Specification Circular.


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Material Packaging Specifications

Material that is not packaged correctly may result in at risk safety conditions or handling issues. These issues may result in rejection of the load.

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Briquette material must be bundled together with enough banding to minimize material loss while being handled, and be stacked on a pallet without affecting the stability of the bundle.
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Baled material must be compacted and banded or wire together to minimize material loss while being handled. It must also be stable enough for stacking purposes.
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Bundles must be strapped to the pallet. Pallets and boxes must be of sturdy construction and maintain their integrity while handling.
Bales

UBC, Class, New Siding, and Old Siding

  • Material Thickness - <0.28 gauge
  • Density – 14–22 lbs/cubic ft
  • Bale size – min. 30 cubic ft.
  • Dimensions – 24-40”x30-52”
  • Banding – min 6, max 10
  • 10-gauge aluminum
  • 5/8”x.020” steel
  • 5/8”x.036” plastic
  • 13 gauge steel
  • Bales should separate into sections when banding/wire is cut
  • Bales of uniform size are preferred.
  • Use of support sheets (cardboard, plastic, etc) is not acceptable.
High Density Bales

UBC, Class, New Siding, and Old Siding

  • Material Thickness - <0.28 gauge
  • Density – 25-30 lbs/cubic ft
  • Bale size – min. 40 cubic ft.
  • Dimensions – 24-40”x30-52”x40-72”
  • Banding – min 6, max 10
  • 10 gauge aluminum
  • 5/8”x.020” steel
  • 5/8”x.036” plastic
  • 13 gauge steel
  • Bales should separate into sections when banding/wire is cut
  • Bales of uniform size are preferred
  • Use of support sheets (cardboard, plastic, etc) is not acceptable
Densified Bundles
  • Material Thickness - <0.28 gauge
  • Briquette Density – 35-55 lbs/cubic ft
  • Briquette Dimensions – 10”x13”x10 ¼”,20”x6 ¼”x9”
  • Bundle Dimensions – 41-44”x51-54”x54-56”
  • Weight – max 6,000 lbs/bundle
  • Banding – banding slots in both directions (two vertical, min 4 horizontal)
  • 5/8”x.020” steel
  • 5/8”x.036” plastic
Gaylord Boxes
  • Maximum Size - 50 in x 50 in x 48 in tall
  • Minimum Size - 24 in x 24 in x 24 in tall
  • Box must be on a pallet
  • No cover on box preferred
  • Steel band around center of box preferred
Coils
  • Maximum Gauge: 0.032 in
  • Maximum Size: 84 in wide and 80 in outside diameter
  • No Fiber Cores
  • Coils weighing 4,800 pounds or less can be delivered via van trailer
  • No coil exceeding 4,800 pounds will be accepted.
  • Flatbeds that require rear unloading will be rejected.
  • Coils must be runnable with no damage.
  • Coils must be approved by owners before delivery.
Pallet Weights

                        

Properly Packaged Scrap Material

UBC

                                                                        

Old Painted Siding

                                                   

Class 1

                                                   

Class 3

ECCHOPS
Head/Tail Scrap

Improperly Packaged Scrap Material

UBC

                  

Old Painted Siding

Class 1

        

Class 3

    

Head/Tail Scrap

    

Shipment Requirements by Type

Trucks

Prep

Drivers must exit the cab, give their keys to Logan personnel, and chock the wheels of their trailer.

Safety

Driver must stay in an area designated by Logan personnel while wearing hardhat, safety glasses & high visibility clothing.
Clothing must consist of pants, long-sleeves, and closed-toe shoes.

 

Expectations for Truck Delivery

PPE Requirements: Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Pants, Long Sleeve Shirt, Closed Toed Shoes, and High Visibility Clothing. If any of this is not worn when arriving at any dock, it will result in automatic rejection.

  • Drivers must check in at Truck Processing with correct unload number and paperwork upon arrival.
  • Drivers for all Inbound Deliveries to Logan Aluminum will leave their Driver’s License at the Gatehouse upon check in.The Driver’s License will be returned once the trucks have been correctly out-processed.
  • Truck drivers will be instructed by Truck Processing Attendants of plant rules and required PPE. After being checked-in drivers will be sent to the truck staging area to wait for unloading.
  • Truck drivers will wait at staging area with load secured. Operators will direct drivers to the designated area for unloading.
  • Drivers are required to wear proper PPE when out of truck unstrapping load.
  • If driver must get on trailer to unstrap load, safety rails must be attached to trailer. Safety rails are located at Metal Control, Hotmill unloading area, and Tarping areas.
  • All drivers must chock the wheels of their trailer, before the unloading operator will start unloading/loading process.
  • All drivers must give ignition key(s) to the unloading operator who will maintain possession of the key(s) until the unloading/loading process has been completed.
  • Forklift operator will not start unloading trailer until all straps and/or chains are rolled up and/or put away.
  • All drivers and passengers must remain OUT OF THEIR TRUCK and stay in the designated waiting areas provided by Logan Aluminum until the unloading/loading process has been completed.
  • Absolutely NO cans, bottles, or butane lighters allowed onsite.
  • All drivers are responsible for cleaning/sweeping out their own trailers into designated area provided by Logan Aluminum.
  • No one other than Logan Aluminum personnel allowed on the dock areas at anytime.
  • When unloading is complete driver will be instructed how to exit to the outbound scales.
  • ANY INDIVIDUALS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW LOGAN ALUMINUM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REQUESTED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY.

Examples of Proper Truck Delivery
Examples of Improper Truck Delivery

     

Flat Bed Trailer

Expectations for Truck Delivery

Material must be side loaded such that it can be easily removed from the truck by forklift.

  1. The load must remain secured until Logan personnel are at the truck for unloading.
  2. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission of the Logan unloading personnel.
  3. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.
  4. Dunnage must not be left at Logan and must leave with the truck.

Van Trailer

Expectations for Van Delivery

  1. The minimum height requirement is 105 inches.
  2. All vans must have floors in good condition. Any vans found to have unsafe floor conditions will not be unloaded.
  3. Material must be braced or loaded in a manner to prevent material shifting. If the material has shifted it will not be unloaded if determined to be unsafe to the operator or damage to the trailer may occur.
  4. Sufficient spacing must be maintained between the material and the roof/sides of the trailer. Material packed or wedged into the trailer will not be unloaded unless the trucking company or driver signs a waiver releasing Logan and Logan personnel of all liability.
  5. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission of the Logan unloading personnel.
  6. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.
  7. Dunnage must not be left at Logan and must leave with the truck.
  8. Logan personnel will not be responsible for sweeping out trailers.

Dump Trailer

Expectations for Dump Delivery

  1. Dump Trailers will not be received without contacting Logan personnel to schedule a delivery. The contact number is 270.755.6597.
  2. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission from the Logan unloading personnel.
  3. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.

Inspections & Sampling

Material Downgrade/Rejection

 

Material Downgrades

Material that does not meet the requirements of the specification of the purchase order may be subject to rejection. If the material can be deemed acceptable by a downgrade of the material, the vendor has options available.

  • Option 1 - The vendor can accept a downgrade of the material accompanied by an adjustment to the terms of the purchase of the material.
  • Option 2 - The vendor can arrange to have the material picked up and removed from the Logan property

Rejected Loads

Due to space limitations, all rejected material must be removed as soon as possible. Material rejected at the time of delivery will automatically be reloaded on the truck it was delivered on. Material rejected and off loaded will have three (2) working days to be removed from Logan Aluminum. If the rejected material has not been removed in the allotted time, a truck will be scheduled for pickup and the material sent collect to the vender or location of the vendor’s choice. The vendor is responsible for all costs of shipping and return for the rejected material.

Rejectionable Items

These items include, but are not limited to:

Butane Lighters - Butane lighters can have the strength of three sticks of dynamite when
submerged into molten metal. More commonly found in UBC loads, and sometimes seen on the
floor of the truck when unloading.

Explosives Ammunition/Rocket Tubes/Detonators – Explosion potential for both shredding
and melting operations. The assumption is, if there is one in the load there may be additional
ones that are not visible and there is no guarantee that there are no live rounds ( Does not include
air bag inflators – see note Air Bag Inflators later in this section)

Medical Waste – Needles, surgical gloves, medical waste, etc will not be accepted. Logan Aluminum is not
set up to process/deal with this type of material.

Radioactive Materials or Materials displaying Radioactive Warning Labels – Materials that
fail to pass the gate radiation detector inspection process and any materials with a radioactive
warning label will be rejected and returned following regulatory guidelines.

Closed Containers – Closed containers can include but are not limited to oxygen tanks, fire
extinguishers, crimped closed tubing, Freon tanks, aerosol cans, beer kegs, and baseball bats.
Closed containers can develop extreme pressure when submerged in molten metal. Once the
pressure reaches the burst limit of the vessel it can spray molten metal or present additional
explosion potentials.

Liquid storage and transfer vessels that can contain residual liquids (fuel/oil/antifreeze) –.
These tanks have both a potential closed container risk as well as the risk associated with
flammable liquid/fumes. Material should be shredded and allow to be dried or verified that no
fuel is present prior to melting, or rejected.

Fertilizer/Oxidizers – Fertilizer is an oxidizer. When an oxidizer (Nitrates/Sulfates etc.) are
mixed with molten metal a violent reaction will occur. It takes very little material to create an
explosion.

Hazardous Chemicals – Hazardous chemicals such as PCB’s, pesticides, asbestos, etc. or loads
that are labeled to include these materials will not be accepted

Material Downgrade/Rejection Examples

Examples of Used Beverage Can Downgrades

Examples of Old Painted Siding Downgrades

Examples of Used Beverage Can Rejections

Examples of Old Painted Siding Rejections

General Inspection

Inspection Report Documentation

Documentation of the inspection reports will be supplied in order to expedite settlement of issues such as weight discrepancies, downgrades and rejected loads.

Quality Verification

Each load will be inspected upon delivery. The material will be verified that it meets the criteria established within the purchase specification agreement. The material will be inspected for items such as excessive moisture, oil, dirt, garbage, plastic, glass, non-aluminum contaminants, aluminum fines, nitrates, sulfates, safety hazards, packaging issues, contamination of any kind. The results of the material inspection may be subject to a load rejection or if agreed upon, the material may be downgraded. Issues noted during inspection will be photographed and documented to the shipper.

During inspection, a determination will be made as to whether the material meets the purchase specification. If the load is determined to meet expectations, no deduction will be made regarding contamination.

Items that will be subject to immediate rejection of the entire load if found during the inspection are butane lighters, aerosol cans, hypodermic needles, live ammunition, explosives, gasoline, propane bottles or other gas cylinders or bottles, medical waste / infectious materials, radioactive material, PCB’s, mercury, asbestos, Freon, poisons, acids, fertilizer, rodents, excessive corrosion, oxidizers, flammable liquids, closed containers, crimped tubing, lead paint and other questionable items. The presence of these items poses a safety hazard to personnel and is not debatable.

Material Sampling

 

Moisture Sampling

Sampling will be performed on all UBCs according to Logan Aluminum’s standard operating procedure 5.01.001.006. A single test will be performed upon delivery for determining moisture content. Material will be sampled under cover out of the elements. Loads with moisture levels exceeding an agreed upon threshold will automatically be put on hold. A load will be held for two working days for notification to the supplier. If in the allotted time a decision to accept or reject the test results has not been relayed to Logan Aluminum. The test results will be accepted and the load will be identified in inventory as ready for production.

Radioactive or Hazardous Material

Material delivered to Logan Aluminum and found to be contaminated by radiation will be handled according to Logan policy. Any material triggering either of the two Logan radiation detectors will be rejected. Scrap, raw materials or packaging must not contain or be contaminated with hazardous material. TAA/Logan will have the right to revoke the acceptance of the material at any time. All costs and liability associated with radioactive material will be the responsibility of the supplier.