Each week, our Proud to Manufacture in Michigan team picks from more than 1,000 member companies to name a Featured Manufacturer of the Week. Our latest winner is Schupan & Sons, Inc.!

Featured Manufacturer of the Week:
Schupan & Sons, Inc.!


Since being established in 1968, Schupan & Sons, Inc. has grown from a six-person scrap metal recycler to a metals and plastics business employing 500. Through this growth, their formula for success has been simple: treat customers, employees and consumers as they would wish to be treated.

Schupan & Sons specializes in industrial electronics recycling, fabrication and distribution, beverage container processing and materials trading. Now still operated by the Schupan family, the company has 15 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, with headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich. Schupan Industrial Recycling Services operates a number of scrap processing yards for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Schupan Aluminum and Plastics Sales is a large modern facility distributing primarily aluminum and plastic mill products. And Schupan Recycling is one of the largest volume processors and brokers of used beverage containers in the United States.

For more than 50 years, Schupan’s mission has been to always do business with integrity. This means doing what they say they’ll do, admitting to and correcting mistakes, pricing products and services fairly and standing by their word. Schupan has worked to establish trust and respect among customers by being accountable and responsible and consistently exceeding requirements. With their ISO 9001:2015 certification, Schupan has a program in place to track production, record problems, take corrective actions and follow up on effectiveness. They understand that continuous improvement needs to come from every department and every employee.

Schupan recognizes that their continued success relies on the happiness of their people. In order to attract and retain the best workforce, Schupan offers benefits, support and teams like nowhere else – including a customizable wellness program and company health center.

Schupan also invests in giving back to the local communities that provide opportunities for their employees. The company is constantly looking for ways to better serve local communities, such as by supporting local education, athletics, cultural and relief programs, in addition to hosting an annual charity golf outing. Schupan also supports communities on a national level, providing support to charities including United Way, American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association. Schupan believes they have a responsibility to corporate giving and they involve employees in opportunities to help their communities.

Due to their continued investment in the company, employees and community, Schupan & Sons has been chosen as Proud to Manufacture in Michigan’s latest Featured Manufacturer of the Week!


Others looking to support the ongoing growth of Michigan manufacturing and connect with more than 1,000 diverse manufacturers throughout the state can join our Proud to Manufacture in Michigan (PTMIM) program.

PTMIM offers a number of benefits to members, including an official PTMIM poster to display, a company page on the PTMIM website, a PTMIM logo for the company’s website and the chance to win Featured Manufacturer of the Week – all at no cost!

Learn more about the PTMIM program here or become a member here for the opportunity to be named our next Featured Manufacturer of the Week!