We supply Brass, Bronze, and Aluminum Ingots to Foundries and Die-Casters
Rypac carries a full stock of non-ferrous alloys for the foundry and die-casting industries. We ship ingots across Canada from our Surrey, B.C. location and serve the Pacific Northwest from our Seattle warehouse. We have a full range of Primary and Secondary Aluminum Alloys manufactured by the major Aluminum Ingot producers in North America.
In addition, we stock over 20 brass/bronze alloys made by the premier brass ingot manufacturers in the United States and can supply zinc and magnesium casting ingots.
In 1975, after almost 20 years of working in the primary aluminum industry, Roy Merritt decided to strike out on his own…
Rypac Metals (later changed to Rypac Aluminum Recycling) was incorporated that year and the business began as the only secondary Aluminum smelter producing alloyed Aluminum Ingot in Western Canada. With his son Brad helping, the company grew quickly. However, in 1985, with Brad now pursuing his music career full time as the bassist for the iconic Canadian rock band 54-40, Craig Merritt joined the business after completing his degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
In 1986, Rypac purchased the assets of General Metals, a Brass and Bronze ingot maker and the company was immediately thrust into the business of buying Copper and Brass scrap, in addition to Aluminum. Nothing stays the same, however, and in 1996, the Brass/Bronze ingot-making business was shut down followed by the Aluminum smelter in 2004. These changes served to focus the company on what is now its primary purpose – buying, processing and selling all grades of scrap metal.
Rypac Aluminum Recycling has recently acquired Fraser Valley Metal Exchange.