Headquartered outside Chicago, Illinois, Keywell Metals LLC is a leading supplier of recycled titanium, high-temperature alloys and stainless steel in North America. Using its deep understanding of these metals, the Company has established itself as a trusted value-added partner to aerospace metals and speciality steel producers. Customers rely upon the Company’s supply relationships and metallurgy expertise to produce highly engineered metal grades that meet demanding end-user requirements. Collection and processing facilities are located in Matthews and Monroe, North Carolina; Falconer, New York; and West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
Aerospace metals and speciality steel customers look to Keywell Metals to supply scrap that meets their specific requirements for chemistry, pliability, rigidity, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance. By capitalizing on its extensive network of more than 1,000 scrap yards, industrial plants, governmental agencies, and large mills located in North America, Europe and Asia, the Company has developed a reliable stream of raw materials to meet its customers' just-in-time requirements for speciality scrap metal. The Company’s well-trained staff utilizes x-ray fluorescence analysers, spectroscopes, spectrometers and other analytical devices to identify each of the thousands of unique types of metals and their trace elements. After the chemical and physical characteristics of each lot of scrap metal are transmitted into the Company’s proprietary optimization software suite, unique metal blends – sometimes using more than 100 different lots of materials – are created that ensure that contaminants do not compromise the integrity of the finished metal when it is melted by the customer.
The team at Keywell Metals builds on a heritage in scrap metal that stretches back to 1924, giving it tremendous capabilities when coupled with the financial backing of its deep-pocketed shareholder. Since January 1, 2014, the Company has been owned by Prophet Equity, LP, a private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas, with over $600 million of assets under management. Prophet Equity’s principals have invested in and managed over $2 billion of value creation across entities with over $4 billion in revenue. Its control equity investments focus on strategically strong, lower and middle market businesses with significant value creation potential.