The Pacific Coast Shredding facility is the culmination of a long history of Pacific Northwest scrap metal recycling and a friendly competition between the region’s industry leaders. In 1997, three former competitors including Metro Metals NW, Cliff Koppe Metals, and Mt. Hood Metals formed a joint venture to build this $10,000,000 automobile shredder in Vancouver, Washington. In 1999, the three companies merged into Metro Metals Northwest and consolidated their activity into three operating yards. As a company, Metro Metals is committed to protecting the natural environment and resources around them, and their facilities are proving to be the benchmark for environmentally sensitive scrap processors in the Northwest. WaterTectonics provided a 300gpm and 50gpm WaveIonics electrocoagulation treatment system for this facility to treat stormwater runoff with direct discharge to the Columbia River.