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About Us

Proler is one of the largest independent industrial scrap metal recyclers headquartered in Texas. With that comes peace of mind.

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There’s nothing recycled about our promise

Trust. Transparency. Safety. Supply chain confidence. At Proler, we’ve learned from a long history that understanding the needs and concerns of our customers is critical to building a company and, more fundamentally, the relationships that make it possible.

Unmatched transparency

In terms of service, we not only go where others don’t, we push ourselves even higher than the high expectations we’ve set. We offer the most rigorous documentation process in the industry, from robust custom reporting on ESG and financials to cameras and GPS tracking on our scrap bins.

Seamless efficiency

Our high-volume processing center at the Port of Houston is equipped to deliver unprecedented efficiencies, supported by our in-house trucking and fully integrated systems. We have the connections and reputation to command highly competitive pricing on scrap.

Why Choose Proler?
A crane moving scrap metal
The Brothers Proler: Sam, Izzie, Jaime, and Jackie
Prolerizer scrap metal demolition system hard at work
Two Proler brothers near a pile of scrap metal
Several train cars with scrap metal

A proud history.
An exciting future.

While founded in 2016, privately owned Proler Industries has a legacy that extends back nearly a century. We have established deep roots and a wide reputation in the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, providing custom solutions to small machine shops, Fortune 500 companies, and everyone in between. Today, we combine our strong foundation with entrepreneurial flexibility as we expand our capabilities in processing and logistics.

Ben Proler enters US through Baltimore Harbour.
Ben Proler begins City Junk and Supply Co. in Houston and later brings his sons: Sam, Izzie, Hymie, and Jackie into the business.
Texas City Disaster occurs
City Junk and Supply Co. supports a monumental community asset clean up and recycling services.
Proler Steel Corporation is created and the Prolers pioneered and patented the first automobile shredding operation in the world known as the Prolerizer, revolutionizing the scrap industry forever.
Proler Steel is the first public metal recycling company and trades on the American Stock Exchange.
Maru Shipping Lines' Billie Fay cargo ship (named after Izzie's wife) becomes the first privately owned vessell owned by a metal recycler to move raw material out of the West Coast.
Proler and Hugo-Neu form a partnership on East Coast and West Coast exporting processed scrap metal to worldwide customers.
Proler Steel Corporation rebrands to Proler International and becomes the first publicly traded scrap company on the NYSE.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names their lifetime achievement award after Izzie Proler following his early passing in 1985.
Proler Southwest is founded by Izzie's sons Bill and Ronny Proler following the sale of Proler International to CFF Recycling.
Proler Southwest merges with Metal Management.
Proler Southwest/Metal Management Houston location processes and ships 120,000 tons in a single month.
Proler Southwest/Metal Management US assets merge with Sims, creating the largest metal recycler in the world.
Proler Industries is born with Bill Proler along with several partners including Preston Proler, setting the stage to become one of the largest privately held metal recyclers in Texas, focusing strictly on industrial scrap.
ISRI awards Bill Proler the Izzie Proler Lifetime Achievement Award, named after his father and presented by Ronny Proler.
100-Year anniversary of the Proler family in the industrial metal recycling sector.

Our Management

We pride ourselves on a healthy mix of industry
expertise, tech passion and strategic experience.

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Bill Proler

Founding Partner


Bill Proler Co-Founded Proler Southwest with Ronny Proler in 1992 after leaving Proler International. In 1997 following a merger with Metal Management Bill joined the Board of Directors and ran the Southern Region while overseeing multiple acquisitions. Bill continued his role as President of Proler Southwest MM after during the acquisition by SIMS and later decided to leave the corporate world in 2015.

In 2016, recognized for his contribution to the industry, Bill was honored to receive the ISRI Lifetime Achievement award, named after his father Izzie. Bill is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of Proler Industries.

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Preston Proler

Founding Partner


Preston Proler co-founded Proler Industries in 2016 to pursue his family's entrepreneurial roots in the metal recycling space with a focus on providing manufactures with a modern streamlined experience while utilizing the latest in technology without sacrificing a personal touch.

As a Founding Partner, Preston is involved with all aspects of company but mainly focuses on customer acquisition and their experience. Since its founding 5 years ago, Proler Industries has grown to be the largest independent industrial metal recycler in Texas concentrated on purchasing scrap at the origin at which it is created.  

Prior to Proler Industries, Preston was the National Accounts manager for Proler Southwest Sims Metal Management. Preston graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2005 with a Bachelors in Economics and Finance. Preston is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time with his wife Taryn (a 7th generation Houstonian) and their 3 children.

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Corey Andregg

Founding Partner


Corey is a Founding Partner of Proler Industries and also serves as our Head Trader, leading our sales, trading, and finance operations. A graduate from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in business, Corey has worked for most of his career in the scrap and recycling industry, with a career spanning both brokerage and metal processing sides of the business.

Throughout his career, he's traded over 5 million tons of scrap metal, and he uses his expertise to ensure our customers are getting the best prices available when they choose Proler.

Corey enjoys traveling, playing golf, and relaxing with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

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Manolo Garza

Founding Partner


Manolo is no stranger to the scrapping and recycling industries. Growing up in Brownsville, TX, Manolo is a third-generation recycler who first learned the ropes at his grandfather's company, ESCO Marine, recycling decommissioned naval ships and offshore oil rigs in the Port of Brownsville.

After graduating Sam Houston State University and a short stint in Baton Rouge, Manolo returned to his roots in the industrial scrapping business when he joined Proler Southwest/Sims Metal Management as a commercial buyer. Soon afterwards, Manolo was promoted to Commercial Manager and began managing logistics for industrial accounts.

In 2016, Manolo co-founded Proler Industries and its wholly-owned subsidiary Southern Point Transport. Manolo's expertise in commercial buying and logistics gave him a natural edge in leading Proler's logistics division, ensuring drivers were well-trained, ethical, and dedicated to customer service.

When he's not working, Manolo is spending time raising his family alongside his amazing wife. He enjoys, golfing, hunting, fishing, sports and traveling.


Looking for the best.
Inspiring them to be even better.

To deliver the level of service our customers expect, we seek to hire, inspire, and retain top-caliber employees. Independently owned, we believe in empowering our people to perform, knowing that they represent the company with integrity, loyalty, and teamwork. And in the process, we strive to provide them with a career they’re proud of.

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We can help you today. And tomorrow.

Let’s start the conversation for how Proler can help you increase the efficiency and profitability of your recycling operations with next-generation solutions.

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